Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: 3.1 Phillip Lim

Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16: 3.1 Phillip Lim

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Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

Phillip Lim replaces the gentleman’s uniform with easy breezy cuts in a calm and effortless collection

A uniform for the new America... was Phillip Lim's inspiration for his spring/summer 2016 collection. This is a wardrobe made for the American dandy fighting the good fight in the urban jungle.

Oversized was the new aesthetic for the Phillip Lim man.... for not a single look was form fitting. Oversized double-breasted jackets? Check. Larger-than-life trousers? Check. All designed to move effortlessly down the runway.

Necks were adorned with removable hoodies... none of which were actually attached to a piece of clothing.

The mechanic's coverall will be... the new jumpsuit for men. Lim's version of the blue collar silhouette was subversively made in the quintessential corporate signature — the pinstripe.  

Stripes were plentiful... as seen on everything from collarless jackets to trousers and pantsuits. While the aesthetic was overly simple, it was the choice of top-to-toe ensembles in bold black and white stripes that felt adventurous in an otherwise muted collection. 

To see the full collection, click on the slideshow below.

To see all our coverage of Paris Men's Fashion Week SS16, click here.