What girl doesn't love Phillip Lim? His dresses are forgiving, statement-making pieces that are perfect for day or cocktail, and fall into the category of "affordable luxury". No issues there. And now, he's branching out. Swimwear, shoes and sexy lingerie are all in the cards for his 3.1 Phillip Lim line: the sorta retro-fab swimwear called 3.1 Phillip Lim Initial is available now in three styles, while lingerie has launched in his own stores this May and everywhere else next Spring (or eBay before that -- spring next year 'tis a long time to wait, goshdarnit). There's five looks to his lingerie collection, which, like his main line, takes simple and easy-to-wear silhouettes and punches them up with girly embellishments.
The shoes, sadly, are probably the one part I won't be drooling over -- mostly flats and wedges, and a bit funkier/punkier than his dresses, from the sample photos. I get the idea though, pairing frilly confections with tougher footwear, I guess. I wonder if he'll use them in his shows, too? That would be a shame, given that the Louboutin Dillians pictured below first appeared to the public (I think) in one of his shows. And they. are. DIVINE. Is it just me or are those flat versions on the swimsuit models?
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