3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection, namedn *Stop and smell the Flowers* was shown in NYFW, September 14,2015.
September 14,2015 Phillip Lim celebrated his brand’s tenth anniversary but it was not particularly celebratory and not a retrospective either. Lim decided to look forward and who can blame him when the future is looking good? With 3.1 Phillip Lim stores around the world and a reliable accessories line Lim and his co-founder Wen Zhou are taking a moment to stop and smell the flowers. That’s what they named this collection. Did the mounds of earth that made up the set symbolise staying down to earth or breaking new ground? They were an installation by the artist and environmentalist Maya Lin – so naturally, following the show the soil will be repurposed back into community gardens in the City.
Lim choosed the forest green, blue and sandy beige colours. The asymmetrical construction of many of the pieces spoke to the idea that in the natural world nothing grows in a straight line and everything is beautiful in its own way.
The only flowers that bloomed on Lim’s runway catwalk were those that flourished on printed fabrics or were embroidered onto garments. It’s true there was an organic richness to the designer’s chosen color palette of forest greens, blues and sandy beige. And the asymmetrical construction of many of the pieces spoke to the idea that in the natural world nothing grows in a straight line and everything is beautiful in its own way.