3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim
304 Hudson St. - Suite 800
8th Floor
NY 10013 New York, United States
P : +1 (212) 354 6540
F : +1 (212) 354 6579
Men’s/Women’s RTW, Women’s RTW, Men’s RTW
Men’s Accessories : Shoes, Bags
Women’s Accessories : Shoes, Bags
UPDATED : December 01 2016


Phillip Lim was born in Thailand, in 1973 to Chinese immigrants (Phillip’s father is from Hunan and mother is from Canton) who then fled to Southern California to escape Cambodia's civil war, where his mother found work as a seamstress and his father became a professional poker player. While his mother has clearly had an early influence on his ethos, Lim didn’t fantasize of being a designer. Lim studied finance for three years at California State University of Long Beach, where it became evident that Lim was sitting in the wrong classroom and he found himself switching to a degree in home economics.Whilst unpacking boxes at a weekend job at Barneys in Beverly Hills, Lim came across the name of a designer called Katayone Adeli’s. Lim had his own career epiphany: he would call Adeli’s office and ask to work for the designer. Despite not knowing what a portfolio was, he got himself an internship and eventually through his innate talent and tenacity, a position with her design team. When Adeli relocated to New York, Phillip Lim remained in the Los Angeles area and co-founded his first label, Development. After four years at Development, Lim, 31, departed to launch his most personal collection to date with business partner and friend, Wen Zhou, also 31. This meant switching coasts to New York, where he now works and resides in Soho.Phillip Lim debuted his eponymous brand, 3.1 Phillip Lim, in the fall of 2005, bucking the ostentatious runway trends of the time, his line of youthfully elegant wardrobe classics with a twist, was an instant sensation and adored by critics , fashion editors and customers alike. Widespread recognition of Lim’s talent and accolades quickly followed, including the 2006 Fashion Group Internationals Women’s Designer ‘Rising Star’ Award, the 2007 CFDA Swarovski Award in Womenswear, the 2012 CFDA Swarovski Award in Menswear, and the 2013 CFDA Award for Accessories Designer of the Year.After close to ten years, Lim as creative director and co-founder of 3.1 Phillip Lim, finds himself at the helm of a pioneering contemporary brand- designing women’s, men’s , accessories, and shoes - making him one of the most talented and successful young designers today.

Phillip Lim


Fashion shows & sales campaign

Fashion shows
New York women's spring-summer 20
Monday September 09 2019 at 3.00pm
3.1 Phillip Lim
See invitation
New York,

Contacts & showrooms


Sales Director

Sales Department
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Jessica Greco

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MAB Fashion
Kaiserswertherstrasse 200
40474 Düsseldorf, Germany
Dirk Hellfeuer
P : +49 (0)211 43 71 490

247 showroom
LA PELOTA - Via Palermo 10, Milan
20121 Milan, Italy
Lorenza Asteggiano

Press contacts

304 Hudson St. - Suite 800
NY 10013 New York, United States

In House Press Contact

Katy Russ
P : +1 212 354 6540

Press offices
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13 rue du Mail
75002 Paris, France

Alexandre Malgouyres
P : +33 (0)1 49 96 60 85

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