Since launching his eponymous collection five years ago, Phillip Lim has accomplished what takes others decades to achieve. Now his label includes women’s wear, menswear, children’s wear, accessories, shoes, and intimates. What’s more, in 2006 Lim received Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award, and in 2007 he won the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Swarovski Awards for Womenswear. SaksPOV spoke with the shining talent.
Saks POV: How would you describe the 3.1 Phillip Lim look?
Phillip Lim: My aesthetic is definitely about cool, easy, chic. It always comes back to a global citizen who has an eye for design.
POV: What is the must-have piece from your fall collection?
P.L.: That’s a tough one – I really think there are so many pieces that every woman should own! But our ‘Pashli’ Satchel bag for the fall season is definitely something everyone will have for a long time, like an old friend!
POV: What has changed for you since you started your own collection?
P.L.: I work so much more now than I ever had in my life! It’s crazy. Also, I have the real honor to be able to do something I love doing every day.