Phillip Lim Fall 2013 Collection “ was inspired by café racer culture, riffing off of motorcycle style,” . The name of the Collection is Sono Mama It’s a phrase that means “as you are” in Japanese, a state of being that Lim is celebrating this season, specifically, by dressing his girls in an eclectic mix of neo-Bohemian clothes, complete with the many patches of their well-traveled pasts.
Featured in the collection was a denim jumpsuit sewn all over with those same colorful, custom-made patches, and more––bird face crests, the letters P andL, and graphic chevron-feather motifs. “The character is on a journey, collecting things.” And, it maybe goes without saying, she’s expressing herself through her style.
Unlined biker jackets were cut with sharp lines and firm hand feels. One parka––a shaggy mix of rabbit, goat, and sheep fur––was what Lim called “the mutt of the pack.” The stripy jacquard was a riff on the Turkish kilims that riders strap on the back of their bikes. Leather, wool, sweater and prints were showcased in Lim’s collection