The Phillip Lim FW 2012 show was a collection of grungy, yet wearable pieces.
The show was in an open studio concept with ragged pillars, and the viewers lined up too-close together, making the experience of the clothing more intimate. The traditional textures of the attire was nicely contrasted with the eccentric use of black eye shadow on the models. While the tailoring of the pieces was masculine, the overall silhouette of the series was feminine. The one-sleeved sweater scarves frequently featured were particularly effeminate. All of this was combined with huge, chunky boots. The juxtaposition of hyper-masculine and feminine traits is a refreshing twist. Memorable pieces include a blue rubber-lined tweed coat, a sheer rain coat and the high-waisted, ankle-bearing trouser that seemed to be a staple of the collection.
The Phillip Lim FW 2012 was a delicate balance of elegant silhouettes and tough textures.