3.1 Philip Lim turns to “Trickers” for SS13 menswear video


3.1 Phillip Lim has proved an early addition to the onslaught of spring/summer 2013 campaign videos, with a beautiful spot for its menswear line that demonstrates martial arts tricking.

Shot by photographer Jacob Sutton, the film features real-life trickers Jason Mello and Micah Karns in action. As described by the Huffington Post, tricking is “a real-time, pan-athletic forum between floor gymnastics and martial arts skill, and extreme sports showmanship”.

It continues: “It’s like parkour without the cityscape, or half-pipe skateboarding without the board (or the pipe, for that matter). In tricking, the emphasis is on motion and creativity — and the more emphatically they’re delivered, the better.”

What better way to show off a new collection?

Rachel Arthur is an award-winning business journalist specialising in fashion and technology. Alongside her work as the founder and editor of Fashion & Mash, she regularly contributes to titles including Forbes, Wired, The Daily Telegraph, The Business of Fashion, Fashionista, Mashable, Dazed and more. She is a regular speaker at conferences around the world, as well as an advisor on digital strategy and innovation to leading retail and luxury brands, and a mentor to start-ups on the likes of John Lewis’ JLAB accelerator programme. She was previously based in New York as a senior editor for leading online fashion trade publication and trend forecaster WGSN, where she managed global coverage of the industry from a communications, branding and technology standpoint.