Meet the designer: Phillip Lim

January 12, 2013

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What do women want to wear?

Rising American Fashion designer Phillip Lim may just have found that answer. His label, 3.1 Phillip Lim has quietly become the benchmark on what effortlessly chic and youthful elegance is. We have carried him for many seasons, and delight in each new collection, and wait impatiently for our shipments each season.

Phillip Lim.

He has said that his goal is to “refine instead of define” but it’s increasingly clear that he is helping to define and shape what women really want. Who isn’t lusting of the Pashli Bag or the Vendetta? His shoes? Dresses? His pieces and collections have become ‘must haves’ and have set the bar for many designers. With his brilliant design eye, and humble nature, we know he will be around for multitudes of years to come.

Winter 2012. We still have the dress on the left – it will be perfect for an upcoming wedding.

The dress on the left is in-store and online. Sweater dress perfection.

A bit about the designer and the birth of his label:

The 3.1 number is a play on his age around the time he started the label. Humbly starting out as an intern designing for a small L.A fashion line in 1999, he never planned for a career in fashion and he claims to have been surprised to find out how easy it was for him at first; it was as if the doors had been waiting for him to open. His first few season’s collection earned him all kinds of praise. He received the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund nomination just one year after he launched his 3.1 collection. In 2007, he again won the prestigious CFDA Swarovski award over his fellow design contenders -Thakoon and Rodarte.  His collection is always seen on the stylish set looking for wearable yet fashionable pieces that won’t break bank.


SHOP our online selection of Phillip Lim, or visit us in store.

Happy Weekend Everyone.

xo Coup