Philip Lim: U.S. Designer N.Y. “Classic with a sense of madness"
Timeline <ul><li>2005: Debut womans wear. </li></ul><ul><li>2007: expanded into menswear, eyewear, and children swear </li></ul><ul><li>2008: the label is available in more than 250 stores nationwide and in 26 countries (bestsellers include a flower-appliqué T-shirt dress and romantic draped and pleated cocktail fare) </li></ul><ul><li>2008: International opening freestanding boutiques in Tokyo and Los Angeles </li></ul>
Timeline <ul><li>Features: Ruffles (chiffon trenches, hems of garcon jackets, and knit dresses), mantilla fringe, and a hint geometric design. </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on designer quality at a good price. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Designs Ready to Wear Fall 2009 </li></ul>The incorporation of one simple print really makes the outfit pop. The sheer three quarter Length jacket makes for a nice transition into the top of the outfit. The second features a Classic simple trench with decorative button and a ruffled pair of colored pumps. The last Outfit emphasizes a full beige knee length skirt to offset the fringe layered top and long Decorative necklace. Simple up dos
The first outfit shows a one piece ensamble. The layered necklace gives a hint of color and ties into the coral colored sandles and cardiagan, In the second outfit Lim uses ruffles at the base of the blazer and hinted into the pencil skirt. The polka doted bag adds some flare to the outfit. The third outfit Lim shows a layered fringe knee length skirt and a white clean ¾ jacket for simplicity. A polka dotted purse gives a nice accent to the look.
Ruffles are played with more in this first garment which is featured not only on the peach pumps but layered at the bottom of the three quarter black jacket as well. A simple black pair of pants tapered to the ankle gives a clean look and a scarf to add to the color. The second outfit plays more with ruffles featuring them down the front of a grey v neck dress. The navy blue belt tied in a bow to the side adds a creative edge to a staple item. The last outfit incorportaes pattern into the entire length of the pant with. A sheer black top with matching embellishments makes for an aesthetic transition to the top with a matching sheer cardigan.
The first outfit features a maxi dress with a repeated floral print and matching thick boarder to create a bold scoop neck collar. A long beige three quarter sleeve jacket adds a classic touch to offset the bold ruffle pumps. The second dress is eloquently draped in grey with embellished sequences. A cropped full sleeve white jacket adds a simple touch to the stunning dress. The last garment shows waves of layers in both the black top and pale pink skirt. Effortless details are added to the garment using a matching pointed pump and bracelets.
Fall 2009 features <ul><li>Shift towards escapism </li></ul><ul><li>Mostly gowns reminiscent of a “modern Cinderella” </li></ul><ul><li>A couple classic pant suits </li></ul><ul><li>Featured sequins </li></ul>
The first two garments show similar embellishments. Both embellishments are heavier set at the top of the dress and slowly taper away disappearing at the bottom of the dress. The last garment shows a strapless a-line dress hemmed at an angle and is covered with pale pink fur. A metallic pink bow right under the bust is set to the right to adds for a nice focal point.
All of these dresses show the modern Cinderella feel to them. The first strapless gown is more traditional with a delicate embroidery that effortlessly follows down to the full bottom. The second two are more modern with a hint of escapism. The second has lines of black fabric that wrap around the top, while the bottom of the dress is more romantic flowing with layers of tulle creating soft waves. The last dress is slightly edgier, with a fit tubular dress underneath and tulle angleing out folding at varying lengths. A gold and black bow tied at the waist creates a soft touch to the outfit.
The first gown has layered tiers expanding to the bottom of the dress. Each tier has a romantic touch with the sparkling beading along the edge of each layer. A soft satin bow gives detail and adds for a nice transition from the simple top. The second tube dress has a hint of sparkle and tulle delicately flowing over the dress with three pieces wrapped around her empire waistline. The last garment is slightly more masculine featuring a straight leg black pant but is offset by a softly draped off the shoulder top.
The first gown in soft purple is flawlessly draped. The v neck neckline also shows more detail with fabric pulled from each corner of the v and then flowing into the rest of the gown. The second dress has a beautiful black and white soft print, tapered bottom ust past the knee and detail is added with a large black bow centered in front to top it off. The last dress shimmers in white and gold, with a the back slightly longer than the front. Details are added with a soft sleeve on one side and a gold strap on the other which then carried back across the front of the dress for detail.
Spring 2009 <ul><li>Featured many gowns inspired by Grecian dress with a hint of 1920s flapper girl. </li></ul><ul><li>Used fringe in many of her dresses both vertical and horizontal. </li></ul><ul><li>Easy flowing draped gowns </li></ul>
Each one of these outfits clearly is inspired by the 1920s flapper girl. Although the Waistlines are not dropped, all of garments feature loose short length dresses and Skirts The layered fringe, beading, and a fitted jacket give a modern feel to the Traditional look.
Each of these gowns has a Grecian inspiration. The first two gowns are similar in Silhouette and feature an off the shoulder sleeve. The last dress is slightly different With a exaggerated v neckline with long fringe extending from it.
The frist two outfits feature a cropped top with the same pattern design but different color schemes. Paired with a dressed bottom and matching belt. The last outfit has a simple touch with a satin trumpet dress and a simple top medium length sleeve, v-neckline and
Each of these garments are very different but all feature fringe; the first in the shirt, the second in the top and bottom on the gown, and the third throughout the shorts and the bottom trim of the over shirt. The first outfit has a textured matching sleeveless top with a wrapped belt to match the skirt. The second shows beautiful detailed beadwork down the entire length of the dress. The last garment adds a sheer over shirt and simple matching satin spaghetti strap. Some color is added with an embellishment around the top of the shorts.
Fall 2009 features <ul><li>Grunge </li></ul><ul><li>Mix and matching of separate pieces </li></ul><ul><li>Adolescence feel </li></ul><ul><li>80s inspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Platform shoes </li></ul><ul><li>Patchwork </li></ul><ul><li>Writing/ Painting on garments </li></ul>
Each one of these garments is slightly dressier than his other pieces. The first looks more put together with a matching blazer, jacket and platform boots. The second has a striped smock dress with oversized pockets, a sweater, platform ankle shoes and all the accessories including tights, scarves, and gloves. The last garment is a full heavy smock skirt with a matching blazer, a scarf to add some color, tights, and medium length boots.
In the first garment Anaste mixes and matches multiple colors to create a grunge look. An oversized orange turtle neck is paired with a suede jacket with grey fur lapels, and a long necklace for detail. A classic jean is worn with knee length platform lace boots. The second garment has a bright plaid print top matched with a deep velvet jacket and a pair of casual grey pants. The last look has a classic pink blazer and a matching printed shirt beneath. A pair of leggings with black trim is matched with a pair of jeans tapered above the knee. Matching maroon platform laced boots with a winter hat add more color and push the outfit to the next level.
Here Anaste really show the grunge look he was aiming for. Each of these outfits features a mix of many types of colors, patterns, fabrics, and furs. Anaste also shows the grunge look by writing and painting on several different pieces. He continues to use several different variations of the platform boot to emphasize the 80s look.
Here you can see Anastes more simple looks. There is less mixing of colors to create a more formal look. This is also emphasized with the design of the dresses and skirt. The oversized hat highlight the adolescent feel. Anaste shows consistency by continually incorporating the platform boots even with the dressier looks.
2009 Features <ul><li>“I want to make beautiful clothes at an affordable price that look good inside and out." </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on comfort and ease </li></ul><ul><li>Leopard print boots </li></ul>
Here som has a combination of different style jackets that can be worn belted together or open. His use of classic hats create a bold and modern look to the designs which complement the main neutral colors. Small accents of color in the tops or matching scarves and gloves give great to add detail and complement this more masculine style.
Here burrow incorporates more flowing feminine styles in each of these pieces and clearly exemplifies the concept of comfort. The use of solid colors helps achieve a classic look and feel to each outfit. In addition the hair pulled back emphasizes the clean look and draws attention straight to the garment.
Burrows here plays with feminine styles by using patterns and different fabric and sequins in the asymmetric top. Each of the outfits here also displays a level of comfort within the silhouette of the design as well as the fabrics chosen for each piece.
Here Burrows plays with bold patterns that are full of color. He offsets these patterns by incorporating solid pieces which emphasize the colors found in the pattern. He pairs pieces that are black to add a classic touch and to keep things from becoming too busy. The first garment is screaming comfort and is in classic grey matched with brown leggings.
2009 features <ul><li>Mixing textures and patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Exploring "the clash of delicate/feminine with bold and graphic. </li></ul><ul><li>Experiment with lot of colors </li></ul><ul><li>Not matchy-matchy: many prints with other prints </li></ul>
Here Som experiments with combining different patterns and textures to create a look. He experiments with incorporates different patterns within the same outfit to create original looks and designs. The silhouettes are both modern and clean.
Here Som incorporates more tubular style designs with the long length lose fitted jacket and the last dress. He uses multiple fabrics in each outfit to create texture. The designs have a feminine feel but also have an element of masculinity of the silhouette.
Each of these outfits features the same pattern with hints of other patterns and textures incorporated as well. These outfits have a silhouette that has a more feminine feel and is offset by the more masculine color pallet som uses.
Here Som plays with the texture of fur throughout each of these garments, seen on the bolero jacket, collar and detail in the jacket, and the neck piece. He uses neutral colors for the concentration of the garment with hints of bold color for detail.
Works Cited <ul><li>http://www.style.com/fashionshows/designerdirectory/PLIM/seasons/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2009RST-MARCHESA </li></ul>