Clever Couture: Phillip Lim from catwalk to high street
New York-based designer Phillip Lim has mastered the art of edgy elegance. It's a complex style that's difficult to nail, but brings with it a huge amount of kudos and respect.
His combination of luxury fabrics, impeccable tailoring and a sharp sense of what is cutting edge and contemporary are key, while a sophisticated colour palette of neutrals keeps the emphasis on texture and form.
These loose, laser-cut, jet-black leather shorts are a show-stopping piece but are pared back by coupling with an effortless, fluid tee. Layered with a classic tailored blazer, the look is refined and sharp.
Accessories are of course crucial. His flat-top sunglasses and clunky wooden sole sandals complete with buckle detailing lift the look to a whole other level, exuding cool, easy chic.