Show Review: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013

Titled “Sonomama” (Japanese for as you are), 3.1 Phillip Lim‘s Fall 2013 offerings have an effortlessly stylish vibe with biker vests, over-the-knee-boots, sporty neoprene coats, and embellished sweatshirts playing centerstage.

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Neoprene toppers, skirts, and shorts add an athletic-inspired twist to the designs, paired with leather.

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Nothing says Fall like plaid and the print plays on mixed media tops, office-appropriate trousers, and a string of ’90s-inspired looks, signaling the fact that the decade truly is back.

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It’s no surprise that leather is everywhere, as the material is key for the season. From cognac quilted-sleeve motorcyle jackets to colorblock motocross pants, the 3.1 Phillip Lim woman will certainly be warm — and edgy of course.

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Outerwear is standout including practical coats with oversized collars, printed styles with leather zip pockets, camouflage fur numbers that are less pragmatic but very fun, and shaggy contrast-collar pieces that will uplift even the most mundane ensemble.

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Knits anchor the collection and literally spell out Lim’s vision with embroidered “Sonomama” graphic sweatshirts, continuing his graphic trend from Spring 2012.

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Beyoncé, her equally stylish sister Solange, and Alicia Keys are just some of the fashionable stars who have sported Lim’s designs in the past few months and they might do so again in the near future after seeing his latest creations. A navy double-breasted suit is made for a photocall, while an elbow-sleeved sweatshirt dress in the same shade will look killer on the red carpet with a top knot and red lips.

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Faith Cummings is a senior editor and staff writer for Fashion Bomb Daily.

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