3.1 Phillip Lim
Phillip Lim launched his namesake collection in 2005, naming it “3.1” after his 31 years of age. His first menswear collection debuted shortly after, in 2007. The New York-based designer counts his city as his chief inspiration, but the optimistic, laid-back attitude of Lim’s native California informs his sophisticated yet approachable designs. Fusions of sportswear and tailoring join classic pieces reworked with a minimalist finish. Oversized cuts, graphic color-blocking, and directional prints infuse Lim’s motorcycle and bomber jackets, slim lounge pants, and signature 31 Hour bags with a modern, masculine sleekness.