I hate playing favorites, but Phillip Lim makes it impossible not to! I have finally had time to review all of New York Fashion week and I am declaring Phillip Lim 3.1 as my favorite show!
According to style.com, Lim had been thinking about recasting basics, and working on a kind of primitive collage concept inspired by a visit to the Picasso: Mosqueteros show at the Gagosian. Picasso's late work showed that he was capable of innovating and changing his techniques. The art showed his fascination with imaginary personages. It's easy to see the parallel between Picasso and Lim as artist, the inspiration of Picasso's late work was very obvious in the new collection.
'Picasso: Mosqueteros' is the first exhibition in the United States to focus on the late paintings since "Picasso: The Last Years: 1963-1973" at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 1984
March 26 - June 6, 2009
The color combination mirrors the painting
More important then having a theme for the collection was to get people to buy the clothing. As everyone knows with the economy in it's current state even the rich feel guilty indulging in luxury clothing. Designers really understood that this season so they replaced their usual theatrics with practical well-made clothing.
Another inspiration for Lim was the 70's when Disco evolved into the Punk movement. In the early 1970's Punk didn't exist, at least not to the general population. The movement was primarily started about about 200 people living in London that wanted to rebel against fashion. They sported body piercings, torn clothing, safety pins, and sometimes even shaved heads. This group of fashion trendsetters were influenced by music more then anything. The sense of rebellion is very clear in Lim's collection especially in the hem lines. Everything is flowing and uneven which makes the wearer look unpolished and unique.
This look is a great example of disco meets punk, sequined blouse with uneven heamed jumper
If you haven't watched the show yet, you need to get on that. This show truly shows where fashion is going in Fall of 2010!