Phillip Lim is a designer who does wearable in a way you don’t even ever really realise.
Even to the point that random strapping on skirts, trench coats and cardigans, jackets and bustier additions seem just fine. Of course, there was a utility edge as only Lim does – but it played out with a grunge vibe and that feeling that you wanted to be in whatever fashion gang his girl is in. Dishevelled jumpers layered upon shirts and jackets hiding beneath great coats (I’ve got my eye on the monochrome plaid number especially), there were lots of layers.
They looked good together but will look just as good apart if you can only manage to make one a part of your wardrobe this season.
The Fall 2015 season is under way. It might take you weeks to get caught up on all the shows, so here is a daily edit of the best accessories and details from the collections, as selected by Style.com’s fashion market director, Rachael Wang.
Mary Katrantzou At Mary Katrantzou, the models floated by on chunky platforms wrapped in jewel-tone velvet, a girlish look complete with opaque ribbed tights and a Pepto-Bismol pink runway made of foam.
Ralph Lauren A wide-brim felt fedora isn’t necessarily breaking news, but there’s something to be said for a really good hat. Ralph Lauren’s oversize teddy brown version is an instant classic and added the perfect bit of rugged panache to a very glamorous collection.
Michael Kors Michael Kors nailed it with this top-handle handbag that reads like a mint-condition treasure you might find at an antique market. It’s equal parts luggage and doctor bag with enough hardware to make it special, the right warm caramel leather to make it versatile, and the perfect chubby size to make it practical for everyday.
Jason Wu It’s still early days, but Fall 2015 is going to be a big season for fur. Jason Wu’s belted stole added just the right covetable punctuation to an otherwise simple head-to-toe olive look.