3.1 Phillip Lim has released a short film as part of their Fall/Winter 2013 campaign. SONOMAMA stars Kiko Mizuhara and Louis Simonon as explore the streets of Japan with close friends and even run into ‘Black Shadow’, a notorious Japanese rockabilly gang, along the way. The Fall 2013 collection embodies the nonchalant ease and eclectic style of the partners, girlfriends and lovers of the racer generation – steadfast in their presence, as they are. Look for a strong leather presence throughout the collection as it’s featured not only on impeccably crafted biker jackets but on rich textured bottoms as well.
To coincide with the release of the Men’s Spring 2013 collection, 3.1 Phillip Lim has dropped an exclusive short film featuring the undiscovered art of “Tricking.” A collaborative effort between 3.1 Phillip Lim and fashion photographer Jacob Sutton, the video showcases the Spring 2013 Men’s collection in flight, on real life battling ‘Trickers’ Jason Mello and Micah Karns. For those not familiar, Tricking is a combination of gymnastics, martial arts, and b-boying. The moves require several different disciplines such as taekwondo and kung fu and push the boundaries of creativity in what the physical body can do.
The collection itself pulls inspiration from Barroco and Nipo-Brasileiro sub-cultures and interprets traditional Baroque with a youthful perspective of luxury and artisanal value. Expect strong lines, playful textures and youthful elegance.
3.1 Phillip Lim’s rendition of the motorcycle jacket features an interesting twist as the leather sleeves are hand braided for added detail. The fit is still slim throughout and all other classic detailings are on with silver accents and a slanted zip closure. Look for this at Phillip Lim flagship stores and select stockists worldwide for $1,750 USD.
New York-based designer Phillip Lim began 3.1 as a women’s line in 2005 and branched out into menswear in 2007, and is now known for his well-tailored basics. The designer delivers some real must-haves for Spring 2012 with his outerwear pieces and double-breasted suit jackets.
Phillip Lim gives us a look at his F/W 2011 collection through this film entitled, “Weavers”. The styling’s magnificent but the cinematography and music selection really make this video a joy to watch. The clothing will definitely be something to looking forward to as well. From the looks of it, the designer utilized a wide range or fabrics and hues, adding a pop of color where necessary, though keeping the overall look and feel of the collection neutral.
Being Phillip Lim‘s first ever all men’s presentation at New York’s fashion week, the designer’s Spring 2010 collection lived up to the hype. Being filled with light fabrics and standout colors, we see this collection as one of the more wearable lineups come next year.
Lim’s intent was to take the stuffiness out of traditional menswear colors. His inspiration was the way the beatniks “imbued traditional masculinity with a sense of transparency and vulnerability.” The movement, he said, was also about “stripping away what was unnecessary.” That explained the plywood boxes. But to my eye at least, the clothes evoked a more familiar Lim reference point: eighties-era Bowie. Low-breaking jackets; cropped, cull-cut trousers, graph-paper check, and borderline fragile footwear were certainly more Bowie than beat. Open toes perhaps notwithstanding, the accessories were again the standout of Lim’s menswear, from suede mod boots to leather-wrapped key pendants.
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With the 10th of September approaching fast, we think it’s best we let you in on our five places to check out for the best experience and, of course, best deals. For anyone unfamiliar, Fashion’s Night Out is an initiative spear-headed by American Vogue, NYC & Company, the City of New York, and the Council of Fashion Designers of America to give life back to New York City’s fashion industry.
Next only to finance, fashion is the second-largest sector of industry in New York City—the headquarters of more than 800 fashion companies employing 175,000 people and generating $10 billion in total wages. At City Hall’s May 20 press conference to announce Fashion’s Night Out, Vera Wang said, “To put it bluntly, if people don’t shop, people lose their jobs.”
It’s looking to be a grand occasion as all our favorite designers are joining the festivities. Time is limited as most events only run for a few hours, making a trip from one stop to the next a bit difficult so plan accordingly. To see where we think you should be Thursday night, hit the jump. If you don’t agree with our list, keep it to yourself. Who am I kidding… let us know! (more…)