>> Resort collections are usually synonymous with escapist inspirations, but Phillip Lim is going “against nature” for his Resort 2012 collection, sticking with what he knows best — an urban environment. “The idea of going away is essentially artificial for me. These skyscrapers are my trees,” he explained, indicating his Manhattan surroundings. “At the end of the day, wherever these clothes go, they have to come back here.” Hence the collection's utilitarian elements, found on drawstring-waisted pants and slouchy jackets. Lim is also launching his first accessories collection for Resort this season, including patent leather satchels and latex, open-toed platform booties.