© by Nowness / Film 3.1 Phillip Lim / Direction Andrew Paynter at Juice / DoP High/Low Film / Grooming Hector Simancas / Models Craig at Daniel Peddle Casting, Miles at Root, RJ King at Re:Quest / Casting Daniel Peddle Casting / Soundtrack »Paganini Rocks« (Tom Hodge Remix) by Robortom feat. Au Revoir Simone / Music Sebastien Perrin / Special Thanks Parker Palm Springs
A portrait of the urban man on the move, today's film Weavers, was conceived by the designer as a follow-up to his fall 3.1 Phillip Lim menswear show. »It’s just three strangers going about their day,« he says. »They cross paths, and feel a kindred spirit because of the way they dress.« The short was shot in Palm Springs by San Francisco-based photographer and filmmaker Andrew Paynter, and its title is a nod both to the artisanal tapestry and rug-making techniques Lim drew upon for his collection, as well as the elusive nature of the models pictured threading in and out of shadows. »We’re always trying to get a mental picture of the man we’re designing for,« he says. »But he’s a little bit of a mystery; we only get glances. This film is our attempt to capture that experience of seeing someone in snatches.« We asked New York-based Lim to demystify his urban summer essentials.