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“Weavers” x 3.1 Phillip Lim

Posted in Art Nouveau with tags , , , , , , , on May 11, 2011 by James Field

The Fall 2011 Menswear collection of 3.1 Phillip Lim was among one my absolute favorites, as you can see from all my gushing about it here. The brand has just launched a short film on Nowness.com to accompany the collection entitled “Weavers” and as Mr Lim explains “It’s just three strangers going about their day.”  “They cross paths, and feel a kindred spirit because of the way they dress.” The film was shot in Palm Springs in abandoned shopping malls and parking lots, to create a graphic and austere environment for the Phillip Lim man to roam free. I find this film to be an awesome way to expose the collection and emphasize the construction, clean lines and beautiful tailoring of the individual pieces. Lim explains the idea behind his client as he states “We’re always trying to get a mental picture of the man we’re designing for,” he says. “But he’s a little bit of a mystery; we only get glances. This film is our attempt to capture that experience of seeing someone in snatches.”


Images & video courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim