Perfecting Americana casual like none other is Phillip Lim, of CDFA award-winning label 3.1 Phillip Lim, who looked to motorcyclists for inspiration for his Pre-Fall 2013 collection. Leather, layers and Harley-Davidson style motifs were key, with the regulation Lim embellishments- normally Swarovski crystals, this time adorned on necks in the form of collars and around the tip of long leather gloves. That essential Lim laid-back vibe means flats are in, layers are looser, and bags are either rucksacks, practical shapes tucked under the arm or non-existent. Trousers were as skinny as possible and tailored exactly to the body, with suits and even oversize sweatshirts keeping a feminine edge. The 3.1 Phillip Lim girl has serious attitude, with a expensive leather addiction and a permanent scowl- but meanwhile, always maintaining an elegance which can only come from quality Phillip Lim.
3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2013: