NYFW Spring 2013: Phillip Lim puts overalls back on the sartorial map
Posted by on September 16, 2012 | 11:00 am EST

Phillip Lim's overalls from his spring 2013 collection

Somewhere in London, Alexa Chung must be jumping for joy at the sight of Phillip Lim’s inspiring new showcase of our favorite childhood get-up—overalls. While New York Fashion Week may have all been a re-imagination of last season’s trends, it was Lim’s upbeat and modernized take on this often misunderstood classic that knocked it out of the fashion week park for us.

A throwback to the funkiness of the 1990’s, the designer perfectly showed off that spring’s overalls are far and away from their former strictly-functional purpose or toddler associations. From the floral printed shortalls to acid pink variations, spring style dove back into funkiness as this season’s overalls promise to get into the all the incoming sartorial hype.

With his 2013 interpretation thriving in cool and casual contemporariness, overalls’ minor moment on Lim’s catwalk may resonate louder and wider than what he expected. With inspiring details adding up to make for superbly stunning designs grounded on old-school sensibility, Lim’s overalls are one of the pieces we’re really looking forward to nabbing this spring.

Are you ready to tackle this trend like a true sartorial maven? Or will you be comfortably watching by the sidelines while the trend consumes our spring wardrobes?

Photos from iMAXtree.com

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