By Christabelle… @CBellesCloset

The best of the best from #NYFW – 2/11/2013

3.1 Phillip Lim RTW Fall 2013

3.1 Phillip Lim
Photo by Thomas Iannaccone

Balancing good design with commercial viability is a dance, and Phillip Lim did a bang-up job of it this season with a 3.1 collection he called Sonomama. The word means “as you are” in Japanese and refers to the steadfast style of moto-racing enthusiasts, a reference Lim has played on before to winning results. Such was the case here with the expected biker vests and racer-back dresses, but the theme moreover was touched upon with zipper details and leather patches.


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