Phillip Lim is opening his new flagship store tomorrow, so when he mentioned he was inspired by interiors, the bedroom was the last place I expected. Does the busy designer even manage to get any sleep? If his own room is anything close to as comfy and opulent as the collection he showed today then he definitely gets his eight hours.
The plump piping that outlined many of the pieces, like the blush tank top that opened the show, was rather quilt-like and the boudoir feeling continued not only in the wallpaper motif on dresses and little shorts and a sculpted blazer but also in the juxtaposing of textures and materials, like a messy bed of silk robes and cotton sheets and padded duvets.
But Lim designs clothes for a city girl to jump out of bed and get on with her day so cream satin tunics that twist around the body revealing flashes of skin or a powder blue checkerboard oversized gilet with rope belt, were teamed with judo trousers and cool heels and an even cooler bag – the Quill, a small bucket. A green and black dress snaked and wrapped around the body with obi belts. Another, half white diamond laced and half sandy lamb suede was particularly striking as were the collage dresses at the end. Pretty dreamy stuff.