3.1 Philip Lim ; adorable
When New York based designer, Philip Lim, begun including menswear outfits in his runway shows, he evoked they same premise that he had done previously with womenswear: designing comfortable, practical, and effortlessly cool - stylish items. This season, ambition is his guiding principle - he portrays a young successful man seeking to progress. Some "romanticism" is also exposed in the fashion formula as he plays with the idea of a polished urban dandy; not the one that looks like an Italian macho, but with the kind of guy that who likes to take things nice and easy, and later drink a margarita. In addition to the formal meets casual vibe going on, the double-breasted jackets polish the line by merging all the different style perceptions into one single garment. Consider Philip Lim as a separate side of menswear fashion. His collection is somehow different to many others - not that I’m saying that he is better or that I like him over other, he presents a complexity not transmitted by isolated items of his line, but from the entire aesthetic he depicts and the concept behind it. In spite of being a “blockbuster” womenswear designer, he should maintain the menswear line as a smallish addition to his label. My perception is that expanding his line would only damage his prestige.