>> After a few rocky minutes of silence — and waiting for all the photographers to take their places — the audience at Phillip Lim's Spring 2012 show was ready to see some action. Instead, they got serenity in the shape of light-as-air separates and sherbet hues. Lim played with "free form" this season, employing weightless materials and geometric cuts to explore the spirit of kites in motion. On relaxed tops and dresses, fabric was left free at the seams where it caught air and floated away from the body, wing-like. On jackets and vests, the motif manifested in asymmetric folds, simple deconstruction, and fabrics in countering weights.