FROM UPTOWN UTILITY
TO DOWNTOWN ARTISTRY
Utility looks go uptown with luxe fabrics, artful layering and flowing silhouettes. Peter Do likened his process to cooking with his dad. “A good Pho is reduced and edited, to an essence…”, he wrote in a personal note to attendees, reflected in a collection that is both minimalist and rich, with easy pants cut from lustrous satin. Ulla Johnson showed plenty of utility of pieces, a grounding counterpoint to her ruffled creations. Former FGI Rising Star winner 2006, Philip Lim softened his khaki blouson with petal-like storm flaps, inspired by his North Fork garden. Neutral khakis and olive drabs underline the easy wearability of these workwear-inspired pieces.