Monday, June 19, 2017
BEAUTY: Clothing--3.1 Phillip Lim SS'18
I do love paint spattered clothing--there is something so creative and to-the-elbows-in-an-art-studio about it all. It feels visceral. And for his Spring Summer '18 collection, Phillip Lim threw a lot of paint around in the name of artists such as Ellsworth Kelly, Jackson Pollock (naturally), and Cy Twombly. I love it...and I love how, as the collection progresses, the paint is not just spattered but applied in lines to create a trompe l'oeil pin stripe effect. It reminds me of the Spring Summer 2010 Alexander McQueen collection, back when he was still with us, where he used paint to outline the edges and hems of garments to create what looked like a ragged welt, seen here.