Remember a few months ago when I discussed 3.1 Phillip Lim’s foray into lingerie with the launch of his line Initials? Boy, summer really did fly by. Sigh.
Though some of you will mourn the end of summer, surprisingly, 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Initials fall collection is a far cry from the dark and moody styles we’ve already seen from other premium labels like Blush and Lascivious.
Included within the collection are styles in fall-like emerald tones as well as classic black, but many of the pieces have a light, romantic quality offered in neutral hues.
Lim’s more lingerie-like styles — bralettes and slips — find a place among the introduction of loungewear this year. And, staying true to Lim’s aesthetic, the Initials collection features many pieces that can be worn outside of the house.
The nude harem pants, for instance, could easily transition into daywear with the addition of a military jacket and lace-up wedge booties. And doesn’t his long sweater in smoke look ridiculously comfy? It’s the perfect length to throw over a pair of leather leggings or skinny jeans.
Similar to his last collection, Lim includes the signature feminine aesthetic that he has become known for, and which has spurred a devoted cult following.
Beautiful Monet-like florals adorn silk teddies, bralettes and slips, while girly ruffles trim the hem of tap shorts, camisoles and a sumptuous raspberry-hued silk slip. One stand-out piece is the nude silk ruched tank-style slip. Only a few prints and embellishments accent the otherwise color-blocked collection.
If you can’t swing a trip down south next February, slipping into something from Lim’s Initials collection will undoubtedly chase away those winter blues.
Visit 3.1philliplim.com to find online stockists or locate the nearest retailer. Meantime, check out the images below from the new Initials collection.