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The 3.1 Phillip Lim fall '12 collection appealed to us the same way as a good cup of coffee, meaning it was strong and smooth. While many of the pieces lent themselves to a more streamlined shape, the collection played up the female form in belted jackets and shapely silhouette paneling — a clever detailing approach that might appeal to any woman looking to accentuate that perfect hourglass that nature did or didn't provide. There was some inclusion of dark teals and, of course, bright tangerine in the fall pieces, but we most loved the prominence of the neutral palette, made fresh with its emphasis on both the classic and modern woman's wardrobe.
Among the exceptional offerings were an ultra-sleek suit that burned white-hot (a must-have for autumn, we
hope predict) and a clean-cut jumpsuit kept classy and sexy with a sheer décolletage. What the show may have lacked in a huge color range, it made up for in every steely shade of gray that appeared in modern billowy outerwear and geometric-patterned wraps. Check out a few highlights of the Phillip Lim runway—strong and smooth indeed.
Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer and entrepreneur, has died at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer, ABC News and WWD report.
The designer was born in the Dominican Republic in 1932 and rose to fame in the '60s when he dressed Jacqueline Kennedy. He went on to outfit several other first ladies, including read
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