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3.1 Phillip Lim AW14

Eighties cool brings ‘Soleil’ to NYFW, in suspender dresses, blue tights and sequins

Initial reaction:

A welcome departure from the realities of New York Fashion Week FW14: Phillip Lim's entire collection was inspired by a woman named Soleil – THE SUN – REMEMBER SUNSHINE? We don't either, but with 80s style lapels, wideleg pants and suspender dresses, the 3.1 Phillip Lim collection brought us to a welcome playful place. 


Colorful translucent panels lined the runway, creating the effect of walking through a beach house with glass windows that let in the beautiful summer light from pinky dawn until blue dusk. 


Phillip Lim x Linda Farrow sunglasses may not be necessary in the dead of winter, but we'd wear them anyway.


An update on the 80s bouffant--though, some of the gelled swoops looked a bit like Duckie from Pretty In Pink got his head dunked in the school bathroom by a bully. Swirly-chic?

Eighties cool:

Blue tights, sequins, a black-and-white composition book print and wide belts with geometric jewels on the front resurrected all our favorite, fun details from 80s fashion. 

Models: Carolina Thaler (@carolinathaler), Kai Newman, Tanya Katysheva (@limur_t), Waleska Gorczevski (@Waleskagorczevski), Chiharu Okunugi (@chiharuuu0515), Katya Riabinkina (@KRIABINKINA), Manuela Frey (@FreyTatjana), Tsheca White (@ladytsheca), Sophie Touchet, Cristina Herrmann, Juliette Fazekas, (@juliettefazekas), Raquel Radiske (@raquelradiske), Katlin Aas, (@AasKatlin), Mijo Mihaljcic (@mijomihaljcic), Zlata Mangafic (@zlatamangafic), Franzi Mueller (@FranziMueller_)