• Text  Dean Mayo Davies
  • Photography Harry Carr
  • 27th June 2013

Wavvy business

Phillip Lim took us to the banks of the seine, titling his collection New Wave. His man this season surfed in on a tidal wave of clashing motifs and prints, from printed fringed leathers and maxi ginghams to more traditional paradise florals.

There were enough of the florals in this collection to wear the look neck to ankle, but instead Lim breaks his pieces up to flash through several looks. This designer is not about the didactic, prescriptive – the mix-em-up attitude he’s going for makes it easier to imagine yourself a fragment of his accidental tourist.