For a collection inspired by a kite, Phillip Lim not only has me soaring but singing as well…Let’s go fly a kite up to the highest height. Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring. Up through the atmosphere, up.
Now that I am done making a fool of myself quoting a Disney childhood favorite, I can say that Phillip Lim’s “kite”-song managed to do just what Mary Poppins, Bert, and the kids wanted to do, but in fashion form– create a fabulous athletic inspired sportswear collection that is not only airy, light and comfy looking, but one that is tailored and structured enough to soar to the highest height. The minimalism of his collection created a moment of calm and clarity amongst the bold and loud that marked many of the Spring 2012 collections.
Lim’s collection featured airy, wind-struck looks that emit a sporty and comfortable feel while maintaining a ladylike sophistication created by sharp tailoring and elegant draping. While it can be tempting for most women to choose fashion over comfort, with this collection, you can have both. I am all for the comfort-chic look if it includes oversized jackets with tail collars, racerback tanks and dresses with geometric billowing ruffles, dual-zipper trousers that expand and contract to the desired fit, slouchy trousers with tuxedo stripes clear jackets and footwear. [continue reading…]