Phillip Lim Offers Clean Palette for Spring 2012

In a season that has seen its fair share of ultra-saturated hues and original prints, Lim's spring collection offered a refreshingly crisp and clean.

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In a season that has seen its fair share of ultra-saturated hues and original prints, Lim's spring collection offered a refreshingly crisp and clean.
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The collection was titled "Free Forming," and the show notes indicated that Lim's aim was to "search for a form which can be lifted by the currents of the wind."
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Lim's inspiration was "the freedom and fragility of kites," a concept especially evident in blouses like this one, whose neckline fluttered up with the mere current generated by the model's movement.
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The soft pastel separates that led off the collection proved popular with a number of editors; This combination of lilac, shell pink, and powder blue here is just lovely.
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Lim continued the emphasis on exaggerated tailoring that began with his fall collection in the form of double-seam trousers and oversize lapels on a trench coat.
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White on pale silver, paired with one of the collection's oversize clutches.
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A slip of a black tank, paired with black zipper-front trousers.
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Strips of limoncello yellow embellish a white-on-white ensemble.
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This skirt had the trompe l'oeil effect of a cardigan wrapped around the waist, giving the whole look a relaxed brand of cool.
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A leather jacket is softened by rounded shoulders and an alabaster hue.
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Outerwear like this sleeveless trench had a wetsuit-like surfer quality.
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Lim's collection was not completely void of prints: This "lightflash" print was a serene, watery take on the season's ubiquitous patterns.
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A pitch-perfect printed dress that could transition from brunch to cocktails in a flash.
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