PARIS, January 19, 2012
The heavy dark eyeliner was the most interesting aspect of Philip Lim’s Fall 2012 collection. If you’re going to wear it men; show it. Emphasize it. It works. The rest of the collection was more of the same; but styled well for young men/boys. Most young men don’t have stylists so most of the clothes shown will not look as good bought off the rack as on the runway show. This is always the case in fashion.
What looks good on a young, tall, good-looking model isn’t going to look as well on you. How you style clothing is as important if not more important than the clothes being styled.
Huge black leather wrap belts that overlapped on the front of the trousers, on a white pair of trousers, look good on anyone. There are pieces here that separately will not look as good as well on their own. This is an important factor for any great designer; the ability to create pieces that are versatile.