Neo-noir comics like “V for Vendetta,” along with the idea that not everything is ever as it seems, informed Phillip Lim’s intriguing collection. He explored concepts of mapping and paneling to create clothes that played optical tricks — in most cases, two mirroring silhouettes sliced to make the wearer look slimmer. (The method got much media play last fall when Kate Winslet wore two different Stella McCartney illusion dresses on the red carpet.) Lim’s 41 looks explored that optical theme, from a black-and-nude jumpsuit with a trompe l’oeil bustier to the graphic black and white cable knits — a strong point in the lineup. He also took the idea further with jackets constructed to look like two layered garments, as well as draped and twisted knitwear, some with sleeves dangling, trainlike, from the backs of chunky sweaters, which, simply put, looked strange.

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