There's no doubt that Phillip Lim is experiencing a little '90s nostalgia. Taking us back to the golden era of grunge with his spring '13 collection yesterday, Lim's glam, updated versions of pieces we could imagine Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love rocking not-so-way back when definitely left an impression on us. The designer called the collection "cut it up" and expressed his desire to create "a push and pull tension between street and polish," which his sheer, plaid, patterned dresses and fitted, hot-pink overalls certainly accomplished in spades.
This "cut it up" aesthetic also demonstrated Lim's expert ability to mix prints and materials to perfection. Pairing open-knit crop tops on top of plaid shirts with big, metallic bags and dark florals with pixelated acid-washed prints or bright, neon hues, this collection might be skewed for a slightly younger market than Lim's uber polished fall '12 collection, but we loved it all the same.
While we might not be quite ready to tie our plaid shirts around our waists (or are we?), we are stoked to embrace out inner grunge goddess and rock these looks come spring. Oh, and did we mention the collection was set to the Chromatics' "Into the Black"? Click through, play the jam on your computer, and come as you are.
Photographed by Ryan Koopmans