3.1 Phillip Lim's Spring/Summer 2012 Men's Collection Video Is Very, Very Serious

3.1 Phillip Lim Video

3.1 Phillip Lim's Spring/Summer 2012 collection video.
Photo: Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim's Vimeo

When it comes to Phillip Lim and his designs, we are perpetually gagging over his painfully hip sparkling sartorial (and often thoughtfully shredded) gems. No one dresses a whiskey-on-the-rocks-clutching downtown "It" Girl or Boy quite like Mr. Lim. So we carefully moved our Venti latte away from the keyboard while shrieking/enthusiastically pressing play on "Improv-isualists," a dreamy video showcasing the 3.1 Phillip Lim SS12 collection. The eye candy is all kinds of tasty, but for the rest of the vid? Well, fashion queens, please forgive us because we're about to go in.

3.1 Phillip Lim Video

3.1 Phillip Lim's Spring/Summer 2012 collection video.
Photo: Courtesy of 3.1 Phillip Lim's Vimeo

You know when you find yourself giggling in the movie theater because of a totally ridic, über-dramatic movie scene and then EVERYONE violently turns around and throws you some major "Oh no she didn't!" shade, which results in your melting into the seat and hiding behind your XL popcorn? Well, IT HAPPENED TO US JUST NOW. Look, we are absolutely fans of the designer and maybe it's just us, but we just don't need our stunningly cut trench to be artfully blowing in zzzzz-inducing slo-mo to illicit some maje credit score damage. We know that moment was supposed to be all kinds of artsy fart-sy, but it kind of just looked, ahem, fart-sy.

We still need every piece up in this video in EVERY shape/color/size. MAJOR shout-out to the ombre moments, which are all kinds of breathtakingly beautiful. OH, aaaaand the fascinating layering elements. But what's with the stoic faces? And the too-distant, twinkle-plonk-bouncy rendition of a Gil Scott-Heron classic? The good news is, Phillip Lim creates unique and divine clothing resulting in our credit cards twitching in anticipation. It's just that in this case, the delivery was a little meh. That said, did you see the SHOES???? GAH. So good.

+ WATCH THE FULL 3.1 PHILLIP LIM MEN'S SPRING/SUMMER 2012 COLLECTION VIDEO BELOW!

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