Phillip Lim, an American fashion designer, debuted 3.1 Phillip Lim in 2005. He was awarded the 2007 CFDA Emerging Talent in Womenswear award for his work as creative director of 3.1 Phillip Lim. Lim's collections provide an approachable designer experience with beautiful everyday classics. The result: cool, easy, chic looks for men and women that embody youthful elegance and personal style. "3.1 is about clothes that refine instead of define. A refinement that's a bit classic in attitude, but imparts a sense of individual style, without looking or feeling forced. Confident, unidentifiable, chic and most of all effortless," says Phillip Lim. Lim's raison d'etre is making beautiful clothes with luxurious fabrics, including tissue weight cashmeres, laundered cottons, washed silks and brushed wools.