Debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2005, 3.1 Phillip Lim was born from a friendship between founders, Phillip Lim and Wen Zhou. Both 31 years of age at its inception, the designer and entrepreneur were pioneers in the accessible luxury space, with the goal of bringing a ‘cool, easy, chic’ wardrobe to the modern global citizen. The brand has since expanded to include womenswear, menswear, accessories and footwear, and currently has 14 stand-alone retail stores worldwide with locations in the U.S., London and across Asia. 3.1 Phillip Lim’s contribution to the industry has received global recognition, including 3 CFDA Awards for Womenswear (2007), Menswear (2012), and Accessories (2013). Throughout its 14-year history, the brand has continued to evolve its positioning in the ever-changing fashion landscape to continue as a leader in American fashion.