NEW YORK, Feb 25, 2009 / FW/ — Live music from the band Lissy Trullie and a backdrop that mimics a stage for a rock concert, Phillip Lim’s British rockers-inspired collection hit the perfect pitch this season beginning with the opening exit, the breakaway ‘Hendrix’ coat in vanilla worn over an antique white silk ‘Dandy’ ruffle blouse and cropped bootleg trousers.
From that moment on, Phillip Lim was like a maestro conducting a concert as models in their ‘Beatle’ hairdo paraded wearing double-breasted outer coat or a sleeveless vest with fur lining. And, how can one pass up the dusty rose silk crepe two-tone Art Deco beaded dress with petal sleeves?
It’s really hard to choose which among the 51 exits was unforgettable, because there are so many that will become must-have come fall. But, if I have to choose, I would say, the coats are the best. If you can have only one piece from 3.1 Phillip Lim in the coming season, anyone of the multiple variations of the coat that he proposed will be a great addition to your wardrobe.
By the way, if you are wondering how successful Phillip Lim was in conveying his rock & roll vision? Kanye West came in literally seconds before the show started wearing a Sgt. Pepper-inspired coat.
Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week