3.1 Phillip Lim
About the Brand
In 2005, aged 31, Phillip Lim founded the iconic brand he named 3.1, a reference to his age. The success was immediate, especially among critics and clients. The inaugural presentation of the 2005 autumn collection during the New York during Fashion Week was unforgettable. The designer himself defines the style of the brand as "classic with a touch of madness." His work is often audacious, but always anchored in reality. City chic and therefore active every day, his universe, oscillating between romanticism and urban, advocates the insolence of style. He has obtained many prestigious awards. This contemporary brand has various collections: women, men and children, accessories, shoes and underwear - that make him one of the most talented and popular young designers of today. 2007 was an important year for the brand. He launched a man, kid, swimwear, underwear line, a range of shoes and a collection of glasses produced by MODO. The same year he won the CFDA Swarovski Award for women’s wear and he was a finalist for the Fashion Design Award of Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. In 2009 he launched a collection of shoes and underwear called 3.1 Phillip Lim initials. In October, Lim was honored by the City of Seoul Korea with an invitation to open the Seoul Fashion Week. Moreover, mindful of the environmental problems, he launched a line environmentally responsible: Go Green Go. In March 2011 saw the brands first nomination for CFDA.
Phillip Lim was born in Thailand in 1973 to Chinese immigrant parents. The civil war hit Cambodia and so the family fled to Southern California. His mother found a job as a seamstress. For his part, this was where the young man discovered the world of textiles. Nevertheless, He chose to move towards finance. This was until Phillip Lim had the chance do meet with the designer Katayone Adeli. Phillip then became passionate for design and fashion. With his audacity, natural talent and determination, Lim was hired as a design assistant before finally becoming a creative director. When Adeli moved to New York, Phillip Lim remained in the Los Angeles area and co-founded his first label, Development. Four years later, Lim decided to launch a personal collection with a friend and business partner Wen Zhou. He then moved to New York. Phillip Lim launched his iconic brand, 3.1 Phillip Lim, in autumn 2005 which caused an immediate sensation.
Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Collection
"Stop and smell the flowers", both very poetic and very realistic. This new collection by Phillip Lim advocates biological wealth. The designer also offers a range of representative colors: forest green, dark blue and sandy beige. The accessories are adorned with floral and bucolic prints. We find the iconic Pashli and Alix in a mini or medium format and declined in the colors of the season.