Designers Gone Green
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the March 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Who he is:
His 2-year-old company, 3.1 Phillip Lim, won last year's prestigious Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent.
How he's green:
His new collection for Barneys New York, Go Green Go, uses high-quality, undyed organic fabrics. Lim's easy, streamlined, totally unboring clothes bring a certain sleekness to the organic realm.
Classic shapes with a touch of vintage are Lim's thing; here they put their most enlightened foot forward in pale, natural tones, great for spring weather. The modified biker jacket with an intriguing zip hem ($495), near right, looks perfectly proportioned over a slighter longer shell ($185) and full cropped pants ($225). A double-breasted car coat, far right, has cool wrist ties and a flattering neckline ($595).