Phillip Lim, the American designer of Chinese descent, debuted his eponymous luxury brand with his friend, and current CEO Wen Zhou, at New York Fashion Week in 2005. The founders named the label 3.1 Phillip Lim after their shared age of 31 at the time.
3.1 Phillip Lim is known for sharp tailoring, a masculine aesthetic, and non-restrictive silhouettes.
The philosophy of 3.1 Phillip Lim has always been creating investment pieces that are accessible and responsible. In 2020 the brand started incorporating sustainable fabrics in about half of its collection which is expected to grow.