“The less you put on the page, the more you leave to the imagination.” – Phillip Lim
Such was my favorite quote of many from one of my fave fashion designers, Phillip Lim, who spoke at the LACMA yesterday. I love the effortlessness and ease of his pieces that still come across as stylish and sophisticated – very multi-purpose, which is very true to Angeleno style, or as self-described California boy Lim calls it, “cross-category dressing”. (loves.)
The discussions centered around his inspirations and processes around the Spring 2010 collection, which featured this bride dress – it takes 5 of his atelier staff 4-5 days to create each dress, which is 75% hand-assembled.
My favorite pieces from Spring 2010 featured sparkly, metallic details, of course. The sequins were oxidized to create a more armor-like look, but without the heaviness of actual metal. Again, fantasy rooted in practicality – I love his design sensibility more and more.
I snapped a photo with him, but I look horrid! Damn post-Thanksgiving overall shitty-ness.