3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2017 Paris

By Jennifer Weil

Phillip Lim presented a confident collection, strong on unstructured, lightweight tailoring. Cue oversize Bermuda shorts and roomy trousers with turned-up cuffs, while denim bottoms followed the same aesthetic, evocative of the Fifties and bringing to mind James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause.” Particularly strong silhouettes included double-breasted jackets and elongated tops paired with cropped carrot pants.

The sartorial numbers still let off a youthful air, as they were mixed with kimono-style shirting in cotton poplin and double-suede, as well as bowler tops. Visual change came through a mixed-media jacket, a graphic knit cardigan and pieces with vintage leopard prints – this season rendered in fuchsia.

 Overall, the collection provided a spirited wardrobe for an athletic guy who doesn’t want to try too hard to dress up.

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