Friday, July 5, 2013

Collaboration between 3.1 Phillip Lim and Target

As you may know by now, Phillip Lim is doing a collaboration with Target this fall.  The collection drops on September 15.  I'm very excited to see what he comes up with.  It's nice to see that with this collaboration, menswear will be included.

For those of you who don't know much about Lim, here's the 411.  He was born in Thailand to Chinese parents.  They immigrated to LA (Orange county) when he was a baby.  He got an internship which turned into a design assistant job at Katayone Adeli after college (he studied fashion merchandising).  In 2000, he cofounded a brand called Development.  In the fall of 2005, he parted ways with Development and co-founded 3.1 Phillip Lim with his friend Wen Zhou.  The company is called 3.1 Phillip Lim because both were 31 years old at that time.

Lim has since racked up awards left and right.  He won the Emerging Talent in Womenswear award in 2007 awarded by Council of Fashion Designers of America.  In 2012, he was given by CFDA the Swarovski award for Menswear.  In 2013, he won the Accessories designer of the year awarded by CFDA. 

According to his website, "3.1 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 for feeling forced.  Confident, chic, and most of all, effortless."

Make sure you follow my blog closely.  I may just have a giveaway of something something from 3.1 Phillip Lim next month before his collaboration with Target drops.  ;-)

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