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.