Privacy, that along with time must be the ultimate luxury for mankind. While we don’t really have a choice with time and have fast it slips away, we do with privacy. We can control how much we want to show the world but with the rise of social media we seemed to now be incredibly eager to overshare. How many times a day do we find ourselves scrolling through social media, looking into people’s private lives and delving into some of their most intimate moments? After all, they say that voyeurism is a form of participation… Just the act of watching something considered to be a private nature makes you also part of the act, an accomplice if you will to whatever you are witnessing.
Which probably means I am an accomplice myself to 3.1 Phillip Lim’s AW16 collection. Featuring a graphic of a reclining nude girl emblazoned across a range of clothing and accessories, just observing the nude artwork is surely to leave you blushing and feeling like a peeping tom… But she does surrender freely her privacy and invites you in to feel the luxuriousness of the product (the knit available at Harvey Nichols is my must have piece of the season). Maybe privacy isn’t that luxurious after all when it can be discarded so easily but that clearly can’t also be said about about the knit, why would you want to part with it? So this season will you watch from afar or will you participate?
Knit 3.1 Phillip Lim @ Harvey Nichols, trousers Acne Studios, trainers Common Projects.