Emerging fashion designer Phillip Lim creates an a black and white comic book to showcase his upcoming collection.
Who says being nerdy can’t be fashionable? Just in time for this year’s Fashion’s Night Out, minimalist designer Phillip Lim, of the eponymous Phillip Lim 3.1 collection, will be launching a comic book designed by Star Wars artist Jan Duursema and penned by writer John Ostrander. Ironically labeled Kill The Night, the comic is planned to drop on Sept.6th, the same night as the FNO’s big world wide shabang.
For those lucky (and bold) shoppers planning to brave the crowds of FNO, all 3.1 Phillip Lim shoppers in store and online will get a signed copy with their purchases. Those staying in can also see “exclusive behind the scenes content” on Facebook and Twitter revealing whom the characters are based on.
As for the inspiration:
The Fall 2012 collection is inspired by the spirit of comic books such as Sin City and V for Vendetta and the neo-noir heroines who embody it. The comic book became the natural medium to tell this story. A story of duality and metamorphosis, day and night, black and white, love and betrayal. Things are not what they seem. Look again.
With Lim’s love of capes and breathable structures, we can easily envision a heroine or superhero saving the day with grace and elegance. While we’ll have to wait till the 6th to see the full thing, we chose some of favorite looks from the upcoming fall collection we’d love to see make a guest appearance in the comic.
For the full line, you can check out Phillip Lim’s main site below: