New York Fashion Week, Fall 2008: 3.1 Phillip Lim


When Phillip Lim is inspired by David Bowie's character The Man Who Fell to Earth and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, the resulting collection is full of sheer fabrics, satin, Swarovski crystals dotted here and there, and even a little glam gold.

The hems are much more modest on this Lim collection than they have been in the past: the skirts and dresses all hit right at knee-length, if not below. The matronly feel was carried through with long, loose granny cardigans. But Phillip kept his label's cohesiveness, focusing on solid, classic pieces with a contemporary flair. Pants were cropped, jackets boxy, jewelry Marni-esque. And the palette was typically neutral, interrupted by punches of Fall-worthy turquoise or burnt orange.

I can't say this is my favorite Lim outing, but here's to hoping he will refine the pieces before they hit the racks!

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