Phillip Lim was in good company for autumn/winter 2012 with his interpretation of the black and white trend many New York and London designers send down the runway. Lim’s uncomplicated collection featured slim fitting tapered pant and tops with cleverly placed side panels. Lim made good use of geometrical shapes, creating optical illusions on oversized knit tops and jackets, as well as dresses.
Lim said he was “using positive and negative space to evoke neo-noir heroines.” He kept his color palette very simple with an infusion of jewel tones in his collection, which were seen in the crisply tailor separates. The designer drove his point home by creating a graphic-novel effect with the use of a fog machine on the runway.