This season Phillip Lim has given his imaginary muse a name, and she is anything but the somber affair you would expect for the colder season. Soleil, translated to sun, is befitting for this upbeat collection and despite evidence to the contrary, Lim has made winter seem a cheerful affair, with brightly coloured patchwork shearlings, peppy cold-weather pastels, pretty collage print dresses and button-down tops. However, in keeping with the brands versatile reputation some dark moods are thrown in, and the collection is all the better for it.
Of particular note are the knits, with their waterfalls of irregular ruffles. As is typical of 3.1 Phillip Lim, the individual pieces make a stronger statement than the collection as a whole, and this collection is full of additions to our must-have list: The lace-up boots, shearling coats, a baggy trench, a mid-calf skirt in lavender and aubergine… outfit inspiration is a-plenty and, Hong Kong heat be damned, we are already planning our winter wardrobe.
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