Founder of 3.1 Phillip Lim
Phillip Lim’s eponymous line evokes a sense of street elegance, and has held an appeal for merging refined and casual qualities since the designer’s first runway appearances. Twisting classic garments with each collection, Lim’s ambition has resulted in considerable commercial success, evidenced by flagship stores located in Los Angeles, New York, Seoul and Tokyo. Currently based in New York, Lim remains one of America’s brightest designers, constantly reasserting his importance within the fashion community. Worthy of mention in 2013 was Phillip Lim’s collaboration with American retail chain Target, which included men’s and women’s apparel at affordable price points.