3.1 Phillip Lim x Target look book: not what I hoped for

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I previously said that the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target collection (launching on September 15th) was one to watch out for. He just recently was awarded Accessories Designer of the Year by the CFDA, after all. Well, yesterday the look book was revealed and… well, I was left feeling very uninspired.

Designers collaborating for “budget” collections have a challenge in that stores like Zara and Forever 21 have really stepped up their game. You can find cheaper versions of the best designer trends at a reasonable price. The quality isn’t great, but neither is a collection for H&M or Target. Then you add the stress of getting to Target during the opening hour and the stress of crowds, well, I’m just not sure if these collaborations are worth it anymore.

The Phillip Lim collection (I included select looks in the slideshow above – you can find the full look book here) has that classic with a touch of contemporary that the designer is known for but most of the pieces look either much too simple or even a bit cheap (with the faux leather and sequin embellishments).

What do you think of the collection? Will you be adding this to your calendar?

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I'm a beauty marketer, aspiring fashionista, and health nut. I created beauty and sass to share the tips and advice I've gathered over the years. It's for anyone who wants to look good and feel awesome.
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2 Responses to 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target look book: not what I hoped for

  1. Tina says:

    I like it. You have great taste. 🙂

  2. Nice, I’ve been looking for some reviews on this! I like the sweatsuit set and the printed dress – and it’s probably because they’re the most colorful and standout-ish of the group, everything else looks clean and chic but a little simple :/ There’s a Pashli style mimic that I may want to get my hands on though! Thanks for the post 🙂

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