I’m sure the reason I like this collex so much is because of my grunge-loving (fashion + music) days in high school. They say fashion is cyclical and I’m down with these grunge-y layered looks making a comeback. The notes for the runway show also said Lim explored “cut-up,” which Maya Singer explains via Style.com: “… a Dada literary technique later popularized by William Burroughs and then appropriated by musicians such as David Bowie and Radiohead. Effectively, cut-up is a stratagem for nonlinearity: Write a ten-word sentence, pick out five of those words at random, and then reassemble them in an arbitrary order. Voilà. You could argue that cut-up, insofar as it applies to this latest 3.1 Phillip Lim collection, is just a pretentious way of saying mix ‘n’ match. Bin-diving eclecticism, and all that. But then, that’s Lim’s trick, isn’t it? He takes rarefied ideas and makes them comprehensible and realistic…”
My fave pieces include the sheer plaids (a much chicer interpretation of those flannels I wore in high school a la Eddie Vedder), and the shredded khakis. These looks are totally doable for my casual-chic lifestyle and I very much be looking forward to seeing some of these items in my wardrobe come spring.
Check out the full collection at Style.com