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Editorial

While so many shows were exploding with colour, Phillip Lim chose an understated, neutral palette spanning grey, black and white and a no-frills cleanness comprising basic garments designed to be robust and reliable. Comfortable, durable outerwear included zipped fleece jackets, anoraks with double quilted sleeves, faux furs, overcoats with contrasting utilitarian details, which also featured on cassocks, skirts and trousers. There were two recurring elements: the wide belts built into the tops and the slashed sleeves that allowed more freedom of movement, as well as asymmetry and destructuring. The accessories were also practical and functional, as seen in the flat, elasticated ankle boots and big bags carried under the arm, while the only concession to decoration was a graphic zebra print.