Designer Phillip Lim debuted his women's clothing brand 3.1 Phillip Lim in 2004 and became an overnight sensation among It girls and the fashion press. Cool, contemporary and often quirky, 3.1 Phillip Lim makes heavy use of innovative fabrics, unique patterns and crisp tailoring — think sequined shift dresses, chiffon trench coats, multicolored sandals, and sleek leather handbags like the super-roomy Pashli satchel. For men, Lim’s collection includes upscale athletic jackets and futuristic slim-fit utility pants with Trapunto cording, as well as straightforward pullovers and tailored shorts. Lim's refined yet laid-back women’s clothing, shoes and accessories won him acclaim from the CFDA, which honored him with an award in 2007.
Phillip Lim debuted his eponymous collection in the fall of 2005 to widespread critical acclaim. By 2006, the young designer had won first place in the Fashion Group International’s Women’s Designer “Rising Star” category and in 2007, took home the CFDA’s prestigious Swarovski Award for emerging talent. Known for making beautiful clothes with touches of edge, Lim strives towards the imperfection and the result is individual looks that are unexpected, but completely relevant. According to Lim, the line “is about clothes that refine instead of define. A refinement that’s a bit classic in attitude, but imparts a sense of individual style, without looking or feeling forced.” A favorite of Kate Bosworth and Natalie Portman, and editors at Vogue and Nylon, Phillip Lim’s coveted collection can be found at his free-standing boutiques, Bergdorf Goodman and Gilt Groupe.
Whether you’ve got spring fever or just spring allergies, it’s time for some new clothes from these fresh designers. Assembly puts its own spin on classics with these double-breasted cotton blazers and pullovers with collars, while avant-garde genius Yohji Yamamoto creates color-block knits and military-style shirts for COMING SOON. Phillip Lim’s cutting-edge style is evident in everything from relaxed utility pants to tailored jackets.
Having cut his fashion teeth as co-founder and head designer of Southern California label Development, in 2004 a 31-year-old Phillip Lim packed his bags for New York to pursue his passion for classic (if not slightly twisted) design. The result was 3.1 Phillip Lim, a series of clean pieces each with a single madcap detail – like an oversize bow or military epaulets. His stylish sense of girlish refinement met with instantaneous critical and commercial success, and in 2007 Lim was awarded the CFDA Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear. Kid by Phillip Lim, a pintsized collection of Lim’s signature high-waisted full skirts and pleated baby-doll dresses, soon followed.
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