By  on May 4, 2010

“Do you wear this in or do you wear it out?”

That’s Phillip Lim speaking as he’s holding an impromptu styling session at his 39th Street showroom, darting from one rack to another and grabbing a pair of pants here, a cardigan there. He’s trying to demonstrate a point: His one-year-old intimates line, 3.1 Phillip Lim Initials, will expand into the loungewear category this fall, propelling beyond the bralette-and-boyshorts premise of its debut to seamlessly work that innerwear-outerwear look. The designer throws a sweatshirt over a silk onesie; a cropped kimono, which he calls the “kimini,” gets paired with gold sequin pants from the ready-to-wear racks. “You could wear this out walking around the city or to stay in,” Lim explains. “It’s all about clothing that is versatile and adaptable.”

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