3.1 PHILLIP LIM RTW SPRING 2013 New York Fashion Week

3.1 PHILLIP LIM RTW Spring 2013 collection -The literary technique “Cut-Up”
Lim’s rebellious girl assembles her look with artful carelessness, flashes her panties through a sheer dress and has no trouble mixing plaids with florals. In his show notes, the designer explained that he manipulated and reassembled many of his pieces in a manner similar to the literary “cut-up” technique used by Beat writers and Nineties-era lyricists.

The opening dress consisted of a patchwork dress, cut up the middle to expose a white slip, while the second look was a white utility vest, pulled tight by a drawstring waist with scraps of fabric hanging loose from beneath. And so it went - statement T-shirts emblazoned with cut-out letters from floral fabrics, sheer checked crop pants with a floral vest, a divine pair of grunge-y overalls or biker jacket in fuchsia, or a pony hair bomber which had a moiré effect paired with a jumpsuit made of an upholstery-like fabric.

more: Backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim 

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