Rock ‘n’ Rose


The first day of the fashion week did not start easily.

I woke up at 7am to prepare for the Phillip Lim menswear show at 8:30 and my train to Marseille not long after. The protest of the Parisian taxi drivers against Uber really got us running when it took 30 mins to get an Uber car with a fee jumped to 1,9x the usual rate. We were still lucky, because some people who arrived from the airport or train stations for the fashion week were in a paralysed situation when they could not get an Uber or even a normal taxi when the taxi drivers had encircled and blocked most Parisian main airports and stations.

My photographer canceled at the last minute so I decided to give the ticket to my best friend and took her with me. We arrived just in time.

The show took place in museum National d’histoire naturelle in Jardin de plantes.

Flowers and plants, the place fits perfectly with the green and botanical prints in Phillip Lim’s menswear collection: Gentlemen with “bon goût” for beautiful colours from nature, cotton and linen. The strict-looseness silhouettes combination is very well-done with classic suit jackets and military uniforms mixing with relaxed trousers and bermudas.

Inspired by menswear, I chose a blue shirt with checked patterns to wear to the show. To balance the masculine influence from the top, I put on a wide leg trousers to give the look some movements. The trousers also did a great job of lengthening my legs.

A 70s look in a rose garden. Rock ‘n’ Rose.

At this point I no longer need to hide my love for romance.

Wearing: & Other Stories shirt, flared bottom trousers and sandals. Vintage Moschino crossbody bag.




My little short film at the show on Instagram:

#philliplim botanic garden @31philliplim

A video posted by Mimi Minh Nguyen (@mimivesper) on

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