Phillip Lim for Target: This Season’s Fashion Collaboration

Last year, we saw some of the best fashion collaborations – Maison Martin Margiela for H&M, Narciso Rodriguez for Kohl’s and Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday to name a few- but this year’s most anticipated fashion collaboration has got to be Phillip Lim for Target. The rumors of this highly fashionable yet affordable partnership began in May, and now the pictures of the collection have been released. Featuring menswear and womenswear, the collection brings together a sense of structured sophistication and edgy glamour. For men, key pieces include sleek yet glossy leather jackets, casual slacks and printed backpacks.

For the women, Phillip Lim brings his usual aesthetic of sleek lines and elegant sensibility with a range of dark hued dresses and skirts in a variety of silhouettes from fitted bodycon dresses to a-line skater skirts, best paired with printed blouses. While the collection has an overall theme of understated modernity and style, some pieces such as the navy blue tailored pants and formal jacket add versatility to the collection, making it suitable for a variety of occasions. Two particularly standout looks from the range are the beige trench coat paired with pewter blue tailored pants and the leather-trimmed dark blue dress. Both pieces are effortlessly stylish as the silhouettes are sharp, slim, classic and quintessentially modern.

The collection will feature bags and accessories, in addition to apparel for men and women. The collection pieces are ‘cool and chic, but very accessible,’ as said by Phillip Lim in a statement. Designing for the modern day wardrobe of both men and women, the collection keeps to a theme of sharp lines, fitted silhouettes and chic accessories.

Phillip Lim for Target will be available in stores and online on September 15th.

Krutika Pathi

Krutika Pathi is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Media and Cultural Studies at Lancaster University and so divides her time between Lancaster and Bangalore, her hometown. Her degree, which focuses on critically considering cultural industries, provides her with an interesting insight on how fashion and consumer culture is a highly varied and subjective field that allows her to contribute a sense of interpretive understanding to her articles. Coming from a family whose business is in creating and exporting pure silks, an appreciation for design and textiles has been a part of her childhood. Further inspired by her mother’s antique gold heritage jewellery and collection of vintage handbags, her sense of style and keen aesthetic for fashion stems from memories of home. Perusing through copies of Vogue since the age of twelve, Krutika enjoys looking at and writing about fashion as a form of art and leisure.