A wardrobe for her…
Fall 2019 continues to evolve the dialogue with the 3.1 Phillip Lim global woman with underscored intent. A modern, essential wardrobe that continues to explore personal nuance and align contradictions: elevated utility, elegant sportswear, youthful tailoring. This is achieved by playing with silhouette and pushing the confines of expected proportion.
Volume is exaggerated – rounded cocoon coats in double-faced wool, oversized capes with cinched waistbands, and extra wide-legged pants with nipped-in waists and matching belted utility jackets in wool denim. The goal to expand her daily possibilities, while never removing the poetry. She is as ever cool, easy, chic but with renewed purpose – a commitment to sustainability our way.
The philosophy is simple – make less, mean more. Live with intention. Champion community. Acknowledge that we can’t change the world overnight, but we can take small, pragmatic, purposeful steps that ultimately add up. We can keep the human touch, the beauty and artistry of irreplaceable craft, in everything we do. Balance is key – recognizing that we will always have a footprint but offsetting it with small gestures that eventually amount to a grand shift.
This season we celebrate community and have partnered with like-minded brands to realize our vision for a more considered, sustainable future. At 3.1 Phillip Lim, our belief is that sustainability is about balance not perfection. It starts small, with the knowledge that we can do the most good when we hold ourselves, and each other, personally accountable.
Above and beyond, that includes the company we keep. For Fall 2019, we are proud to continue our partnership with The Woolmark Company, the global authority on wool and experts in innovation, sustainability and technology in the Australian Merino industry. With Leigh Miller who finds inspiration in art and nature and created the exceptional jewelry for our show.
With Aveda, a pioneer in championing sustainable, environmentally friendly practices and cruelty-free hair and beauty products. And with @UnframeTheBeauty, a newly launched global beauty brand that works with traditional craftsmen from the Kumano and Nara regions of Japan to make each of their brushes, and is committed to using safe, sustainably-sourced ingredients that are never tested on animals.
Lastly, this season we are humbled to announce that we will go fur-free. Effective immediately, the brand will ban fur and exotic skins in RTW and accessories such as fox, mink, lynx, chinchilla, astrakhan/karakul lamb and exotic skins including python, alligator, crocodile and lizard. We will continue to use leathers and shearling that are understood to be a by-product of the meat trade.