3.1 PHILLIP LIM
A modern master of edgy, intelligent polish, Thai-born Phillip Lim débuted his namesake 3.1 label in 2005. Following a stint at ‘90s phenom Katayone Adeli and the launch of contemporary stalwart Development, Lim quickly made traction in the fashion world, garnering his first U.S. Vogue credit just a year into business. Equal parts sophisticated and street-savvy, Lim’s “classic with a twist” designs seamlessly meld disparate cultural influences with an eye to both quirkiness and wearability. A 2006 Fashion Group International Rising Star Award winner, Lim was also named a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist that same year.