NYFW: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2017 resonates with the 'modern woman'

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Phillip Lim's Fall 2017 line debuted Monday at New York Fashion Week, just in time for Valentine's Day. Lim heated up the stage with bright pink hues: long, sheer and flowing "Pepto" Perspex walls were created from the floor to the ceilings while the catwalk was made of plush red carpet. Vogue called Lim's space a "modern art instillation. His moving designs were the canvas.

Lim began the show with in a light pink color block. The first few models donned the same color overcoat or pants or blazer. The pop of pink made for a colorful and sweet entrance. Royal blues also made its way through the designs, as a thick circle on oversized sweaters, stripes on boots, dresses or fishnets.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Skylar Tartz walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim show during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Peter White/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim during New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: A model walks the runway at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Ready to Wear fashion show during New York Fashion Week Fall Winter 2017-2018 on February 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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For Lim, his ready-to-wear collection for autumn was all about leather. Leather vests, leather pants, leather jackets, leather bags, some of which were dark brown or a deep evergreen. Lim adorned his models with thick knotted fishnet sleeves, sported by models under sweaters or over leggings.

Another one of Lim's hits was his subtle but necessary use of accessories. In using chunky belts, dangling earrings, Lim complemented his sophisticated and elegant designs. Models were fresh-faced, painted with sea blue nail polish and taking their stylish steps in low-cut booties.

Lim calls on fashion to be the communicator of social messages. "The part we play is to empower through what we do, and that's the use of clothes. I worked on the idea of new romantics, color, curiosity and courage, and making clothes that women want," he explained.

Lim's subtle hints of color and texture in his creations, and balance in maintaining sophisticated aesthetic, make him one of the more appealing designers today. Guests left Lim's much-anticipated ready-to-wear collection in awe.

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