SHANGHAI — Fans of the Phillip Lim and Fila crossover collections are in luck: The American designer is set to create at least two more collections with the sports label over the course of the coming year, extending what was originally a two-year deal.
The designer shared the plans for a continuation of the partnership just after presenting his third collection with Fila. In another sign of deepening commitment, it was also the first time the collection was presented through a runway show format, which was streamed live online from the Minsheng Art Wharf in Shanghai.
“I think any type of relationship you get to know each other and there’s a honeymoon period,” Lim said. “It’s like dance partners and now we have a rhythm going on.”
The theme was “off court” — or clothes that blur the line between the court to city streets. Comprised of 56 looks, the show opened with sunny shades of yellow while a joyful tie-dye motif ran throughout the collection, although it was color blocked and paired with striped patterns to give it a more athletic look.
“We tried to weave in Fila’s heritage but also what we do,” Lim said. “The trenchcoat that opened the show was
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