Dear Shaded Viewers,

Getting the 10am slot on a Sunday morning during Fashion Week isn't exactly dream timing, but Carol Lim and Humberto Leon rose to the challenge, surprising their audience with a polished and elegant collection. A sense of subtlety defined the silhouette, from pared-down and minimal styles to simple detailing and crisp textures, allowing the designers to focus on the geometry of their garments. Tailoring was key, from fitted dresses and skirts to oversized capes and streamlined coats. If the color palette was more subdued than usual -from pure white and pale blue to pastel prints and solid black- Lim and Leon played with proportions freely, exaggerating the flare of a pant or emphasizing the fullness of a skirt. Outerwear pieces were instantly desirable, offering women cozy cover-ups for Spring. Balancing their innate quirkiness with a more mature approach to dressing, the duo presented one of their most confident collections so far.



Philippe Pourhashemi

A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.