Comic books seem to be having a bit of a moment what with the success of TV show "The Walking Dead", as well as a string of hit movie renditions of Marvel and DC comics. But the fashion and graphic novel world collides as Phillip Lim's
current collection is inspired by neo-noir comics such as Sin City and V for Vendetta and to celebrate the launch, he's released his own limited edition comic "Kill the Night"
Co-written by John Ostrander and illustrated by Jan Duursema of the Star Wars comics, this fan-boy take on a ready-to-wear collection has enough credentials to have both fashionistas and comic books fans clamouring for a copy.If you thought comics were all caped crusaders and men in tights then think again because the comic book heroes of "Kill the Night"
are kitted out in Phillip Lim's
If you are unfamiliar with Sin City and V for Vendetta, think dark, shadowy corners, film noir and antiheroes making desperate decisions. Translating into sharp lines, clean silhouettes and an edge of urban geek (think The Matrix). As you'd expect from a collection inspired by neo-noir comics there is plenty of monochrome but Lim livens up the colour palette with a few metallics, deeps purples and blues for good measure.
Lim's obsession with the graphic art was no one-trick pony though, as Lim's pre-fall collection of knitwear, t shirts and accessories were adorned with pop-art Lichtenstein style motifs. A hit with bloggers and editors alike, the collection was such a success, many pieces have sold out. Thankfully, you can still get a the oh-so-coveted jumpers and clutches at London's Matches Boutique
Words by Samantha Vandersteen
Comic photos by Style Bubble a>
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