• Text Jacob Mallinson Bird
  • Photography Harry Carr
  • 16th January 2014

Western casual

Influenced initially by a decidedly western vibe, Phillip Lim went on to introduce subtle elements of the South as the show progressed.

The nod to the lower States began with a white leather coat and black fur collar, and was followed by studded belt detailing, shearling-lined jackets, leather trousers, and biker jackets adorned with fur collars. Double denim jeans and shirt, with a black high-neck underneath consolidated the theme. Lim gave this Texan tailoring an innovative edge, with sleeveless shearling-lined leather jackets cut just above the knee.

Oversized garments featured throughout, with loose-fitting baggy trousers, draping shirts and t-shirts. Two of the most striking were a structured denim raincoat and a brown-tinged green jumper, with white panelled sleeves.

Lim also steered clear of an overly dark winter colour palette – white shirts with silver panels, orange leather trousers, and jackets and shirts covered in a rich blue print injected colour, whilst maintaining a distinctly autumnal feel.

Alongside the prints, geometric triangular panels on shirts, florals, and wide-spaced striped trousers all combined to make a brighter and more glamorously casual winter.