The design world has a fascination with all things modern and technical. It’s a trend we’ve seen rising on the catwalks for several seasons now. No garment captures the essence of the look better than 3.1 Phillip Lim’s digital block overcoat.
Ultra-contemporary and audacious, this impeccably tailored cover-up is a smart accolade to futurist cool. Composed of a premium wool blend, this winter-appropriate double-breasted style seamlessly blends the fine elements of style and function.
American-born Lim has been something of a rising star of the design world since he received the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America Emerging Talent award in 2007. Frequently citing rebellion and street culture as sources of inspiration for his collections, Lim is renowned for creating contemporary and wearable urban apparel with a playfully-cool edge; this sartorial formula is now winning over the style-conscious male populace as much as the fairer sex.
The AW12 menswear line saw Lim draw inspiration from social upheaval and rebel sub-cultures, nuanced with a fresh helping of futurism. Entitled, ‘An Elegant Anarchist’, the collection referenced 1960s Britain and the punk movement, with heavy fabrics in mix-and-match arrangements and tough-luxe footwear. ‘Digitised houndstooth’, with a new age camouflage feel and block prints are the standout patterns, while a palette of neutrals appear punctuated with flashes of zesty brights and jewel tones.
Confidently translating the runway looks into an everyday context; the digital block overcoat has been designed with the rebellious and futuristic nature of the collection mind. It’s most certainly a style for the spirited modern man of whom is an innovator rather than a follower.
3.1 Phillip Lim’s digital block overcoat is available now from my-wardrobe priced at £959.00.