“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 or feeling forced. Confident, chic, and most of all, effortless.”
Phillip Lim debuted his brand 3.1 Phillip Lim back in 2005, to instant success both critically and commercially. His mission? To provide beautiful everyday classics, accented with a hint of madness. His designs exude chic modernity, while still providing plenty of opportunity to show off your own personal style. That’s what Phillip Lim is all about: the comfort of knowing you look classic and modern, with the satisfaction of getting to make a statement.
When Lim came on to the scene, he opened up the once dormant entry-level market with his vision of designer clothing, accessories, and eyewear at a contemporary price-point. Since the beginning, 3.1 Philip Lim has established itself as a respected business model and a pioneering force in the industry.
Since opening his first freestanding store in Manhattan in 2007, he has gone on to open boutiques in Los Angeles, Japan, Korea, and more, all the while racking up quite the collection of prestigious awards in fashion design along the way. The brand is now available in over 50 countries and 400 boutiques and department stores worldwide.
For Spring-Summer 2017 3.1 Philip Lim by Linda Farrow introduces 7 new styles of sunglasses undercut with rodeo details and a hint of the gothic.
In true Phillip Lim style, this season the brand sets the scene by managing to capture a sense of the current mood in culture. Summing the collection up as ‘Midnight at the Victorian Rodeo’ the design brings together severity and playfulness resulting in a discreet, new sensuality.
The collection represents the soul of late ‘50s Nashville - love, innocence, and heartbreak- crooning over a Victorian romanticism.
3.1 Phillip Lim reflects historical inspiration into the modern world.
“When we first started, I didn’t have much means, but I had a lot of desire. And that was the philosophy, beautiful clothing made to the best of our means, that was very accessible for myself, my colleagues, my friends, who were all in the same place. It was this idea of young professionals in the process of going somewhere.”