First Day of Paris Fashion Week – 3.1 Phillip Lim
I am very happy to be interning for Phillip Lim for his Spring/Summer 2016 collection during the Fall 2015 Paris Fashion Week. This year, to celebrate his 10th anniversary of the brand, he came up with an earthy theme: stop and smell the flower. The collection carries floral elements as the overall pattern with asymmetrical cutting and styling while repeatedly featuring the earthy green color.
Today, as the first day of work, is mainly on setting up the showroom, getting to know more about the collection, and to know how the show room system works, in order to provide seamless customer service to our clients who will be coming in to order the collection tomorrow.
We started today at 10 o’clock with unpacking the clothing, steaming, and setting up the floor, the kitchen, and the changing room. Today’s showroom set up taught me a lot on how designed products are pushed out in the fashion industry. I have to say, Phillip Lim’s SS 2016 collection is a smart collection. From embellishment and pattern to the color choice and the fabric, one can see Phillip’s innovative idea for this season. I loved especially how he used fruit mesh bags wrapped with withering flowers as this season’s main embellishment. For hand bags, I love how he smartly used the paper clip idea to close the handbags. A really sharp detail of the clip showing off the intelligence of the office girls who will be carrying them.
Because Phillip did a lot of kayaking and other scuba activities the past season, his SS 2016 collection carries many elements from scuba activity equipments such as elastic waist bands, straps, and many other details. Eyewear wise, Phillip continued his floral inspiration of stop and smell the flower. On sunglasses frames, real flowers were carefully inserted inside during the making, so each pair of sunglasses is unique to its own pattern.
Finally, a day is finished with flowers decorating the floors and nice sunshine in Place de Vosges! I am very excited to be able to dress up models tomorrow, and hopefully I can more deeply introduce Phillip Lim’s SS 2016 collection. La mode aime Paris!