I'm actually pretty disappointed by this collection. Pre-Fall was much better. I thought the minimalism in the Pre-Fall collection was beautifully done whereas here it doesn't work at all. Some outfits look rather sloppy and unflattering. I find it lacks the delicate elegance and feminine flair of the Pre-Fall and last season's RTW collection. I really only like the coats and the blazers here.
increasingly, phillip lim finds himself becoming one of those new york mainstays that has a very defined, sporty look but doesn't really make headlines with the things he makes on the runway. some of this collection looked like the reliably trendy stuff we've come to know 3.1 for, but the rest of it seems to have become the american version of costume national -- not that there's anything wrong with that! i love the way this otherwise conservative collection sneaked in those bursts of color. that green in particular held the same surprise it did in hermes' menswear for spring.
everything is never quite enough.