Fashion Week

Sonomama at 3.1 Phillip Lim

Ladies, start your engines. The tough chicks of the café racer scene inspired 3.1 Phillip Lim‘s masculine-tinged fall/winter 2013 collection, shown yesterday in midtown’s cavernous Moynihan Station. The show was titled “Sonomama,” a Japanese phrase meaning “as it is,” or “as you are.” Lim showed us exactly who his biker babes are with a slew of sporty styles: light denim covered in patches, winged lapels, raw-edge leather and stiff, over-the-knee boots. His palette, while heavy on the neutrals and black, allowed for some cool jewel tones, salmon pink and olive green. (see also: 3.1 Phillip Lim backstage beauty)

Mary O’Regan