Designer Phillip Lim has long been skilled at translating high concepts into sporty, wearable collections, and for Fall 2014, he continued his fascination with light and shadow, as well as a hefty dose of color.
Lim gave his muse a name—”Soleil,” which is french for “Sun”—and described her as “a fun and culturally curious woman.” A lot of the looks played with the idea of shadows and contrast—which felt like an extension of Lim’s “shadow dress” (now a staple in his retail offerings), and his Spring 2012 collection, which was based on the idea of a kite fluttering in the wind.
For Fall 2014, high contrast items abounded, from dresses that looked as though a shadow has fallen across them to skirts that were split down the middle—half white, half black. Continuing the theme of sharp contrasts was a fantastic series of patchwork lasered shearling jackets and vests.
While black and white may have provided the basis for the collection, Lim made sure to deliver retail-friendly staples in the form of shearling-collar motorcycle jackets, chunky knits, and slouchy trousers.