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Brief Published: 21 Dec 2012

Pre-Fall 2013: 3.1 Philip Lim


As the king of downtown cool, New York designer Philip Lim is adept at trans-seasonal collections, creating wearable separates that fuse classic shapes with trend-led styling.

For Pre-Fall 2013, Lim showcased 45 looks that would no doubt satisfy his loyal fans. Classic American sportswear-inspired sweatshirts and track-style jackets were given a contemporary makeover with exposed zips and cocoon shapes. Leopard print was the main print story for the collection, with separates styled together for a high-impact, top-to-toe look.

Adding an injection of colour to neutral and monochrome looks, jade green and aquamarine blue were key accent colours seen as both small pops of colour on lapels and belts, as well as entire pieces.

After reimagining 90s grunge for Spring/Summer 2013, Lim continued this nostalgic exploration for Pre-Fall with elongated T-shirt-style sleeves, oversized sweaters and kilt-style skirts referencing the early 1990s while still feeling modern and accessible for Lim’s sartorially conscious customer.

See Stylus’ S/S 13 Seasonal Overview for full coverage and analysis of the season.

3. 1 Philip Lim