Georgie loves this… because punk meets period drama in this 3.1 Phillip Lim creation. A supple black leather jacket confuses stereotypes by mixing romantic tiered ruffles with a spattering of pyramid-square silver studs. Wear with narrow trousers and ultra high heels, because there's a hint of the beautiful rebel in all of us.
Nu Romance is exemplified by Phillip Lim's exclusive jacket for Brown Future Collectables, where Victoriana ruffles meet studded black leather. Not only has leather featured consistently in Lim's collections (leather jackets taking a much boxier shape in Fall 2007) but there is always a recognisable period influence. Tailcoats on biker style jackets (as seen in his Fall 2009 line) and tired ruffles on tops are handled in such a way that Victorian imaginings are curbed just before they materialise as an obvious objective. Instead their positioning within deconstructed, cool tailoring makes them subtly unique features that add an eccentric twist to Lim's otherwise minimalist design ethic. Mixing signature Lim with this season's trends for leather (hello Celine) and unfinished hems (hello Prada), 3.1 Phillip Lim adds punk studding to finish the nonchalant rock 'n' roll aesthetic.