Fall 2008 Mercedes Benz
The Tents at Bryant Park
February 6, 2008
Photographed by Cindy Ord
Inspired by the fictitious
love child of David Bowie and the unconventional
romances of Stevie Nicks, Phillp Lim dazzled the
audience with a groundbreaking Fall 2008 collection
lection that embraced color, texture, flow, and
movement. Lim’s clothing was sexy and sheer.
Lim brought back sheer hosiery, a bold move away
from the prevalent opaque tights gracing the runway
of most designers.
There was a sense of modesty
with lowered hemlines and elegant satin. Boxy jackets
and loose fitting cardigans showed versatility;
the looks felt particularly grown-up. The serious
mood permeated all of the clothing and showed Lim’s
growth as a designer.