Fashion Week

3.1 Phillip Lim Gets Down to Earth

One look at the invitation to 3.1 Phillip Lim‘s show and it’s clear that we’re in for a visual treat. The prodigious designer created a range of swirling, moody, abstract prints for spring 2014, referencing subterranean rock formations and watercolor landscapes. Even the runway was covered in a thick layer of white rocks, filling the room with a cloud of chalky dust. “It’s all very elemental,” he wrote in the show program, though his looks were anything but simple. Each garment boasted cutting-edge details, like cracked metallic suede, mismatched patchwork fringe and thick leather stitches. Consider it a preview of what we’ll see on the street-style set in the months to come.

Mary O’Regan