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Phillip Lim SS15 Mens collections, Dazed backstage
Backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim SS15Photography Marie-Amélie Tondu

3.1 Phillip Lim SS15

Streetwear scholars: Lim presents an 80s academic aesthetic and revamps the boilersuit

Initial reaction:

Scholarly streetwear. Combining street classics with relaxed tailoring and 80s eyewear, Phillip Lim presented looks for the boy who'd wear a baseball jacket to catch up on his Baudrillard.

Bombers and boilersuits: 

It wasn’t just the glasses that gave the collection a definite 80s vibe. Silky bombers came in navy and pink stripes, and Lim breathed new life into a now-neglected staple of the decade, the boilersuit, sending two down the catwalk before taking his bow in one himself. Tying into the academic aesthetic, sweatshirts, shorts and trousers had black and white graphic check elements, recalling the paper of maths workbooks. Silhouettes were boxy and baseball-like, but Lim also interspersed garments made from crumpled, almost ruched fabric, creating soft texture which subtly contrasted the clean lines of the rest of the collection.

How it was worn:

With slightly stacked trainers and sandals combined with socks pulled up to the knee. Accessories were minimalistic, a key Lim aesthetic, with python skin adding a subtly exotic element of luxury to shoes and bags. The only thing missing were a few books, casually carried under the arm.

The soundtrack to 3.1 Phillip Lim SS15:

Last season, Lim interpreted the Wild West, with horse prints, cowboy scarves and denim. See it below: