There’s nothing like a super-stylish and inspiring line filled with uber-cool goodies! So, can we get some awwwws? Why? Because we’ve stumbled upon the latest 3.1 Phillip Lim pre-fall 2013 collection and we’re pretty excited to share it with you. And boy oh boy, there are some hip and chic pieces inspired by tough bikers. “It was about journeying into a paradise that’s been lost. But we often find the thing we’re searching for is right in front of us,” Lim says. “The whole fantasy of a biker is va va voom, tight, tight, tight, but this is about ease. At the end of the day, she has to roll up her sleeves and go to work!”
The designer’s pre-fall 2013 collection features trench coats, bomber jackets with phoenix embroidery, biker vests and jackets, army parkas, blazers, sweaters, sweatshirts, tanks, pleated shirt dresses with beaded collars, peplum tops, oversized t-shirts, leather tops, trench skirts, shorts, track pants, leather-paneled skinny pants, thigh-high boots, loafers, and some statement-making Phillip Lim bags. So, it’s time to reveal your inner tough babe and show off your adventurous side!
Well, Lim’s creations are cool, easy and chic, and his pre-fall 2013 collection makes no exception to his idea of “beautiful everyday classics accented with a sense of madness.” And we totally love it! “3.1 is about clothes that refine instead of define. A refinement that’s a bit classic in attitude, but imparts a sense of individual style, without looking or feeling forced. Confident, chic, and most of all, effortless,” Lim says.
Speaking about his designing process, Phillip Lim revealed in an interview with Maison Boutique that, “I really take inspiration from everything around me, I don’t have the luxury of time to travel so much so I am always aware and present. I start with an idea that interests me and then develop the collection from there – often it morphs into something else but the core remains the same.”
Asked whether he has a muse or someone special in mind that he would love to see wearing his designs, Lim confessed that it’s more about the spirit. “No not one particular person – I think it is more about the spirit of a person – someone with youthful elegance that isn’t defined but is refined by their style,” the designer said. On people in the fashion industry who have the biggest influence on him, Lim admitted that, “There are so many inspiring people in our industry it would be unfair to name just one – I think it is really rewarding meeting and working with people who bring something new to what I do.”
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