Minneapolis, May 9, 2013 – Just in time for the fall season, Target today announced it is collaborating with esteemed designer Phillip Lim on an exclusive collection for women and men. Available Sept. 15 at most Target stores and Target.com, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target features a range of apparel and accessories, including shoes, bags and travel accessories.
“Since an early age, I’ve been intrigued by the idea of design evolution,” said Phillip Lim. “One of the reasons I wanted to collaborate with Target is because I felt that together we could create a collection that would inspire – one that is cool and chic, but still very accessible.”
3.1 Phillip Lim for Target embodies Lim’s philosophy that clothing is meant to refine, not define. Rooted in a classic fall palette of neutral tones and prints, the collection features more than 100 items and ranges in price from $19.99 to $299.99 for apparel and $19.99 to $59.99 for accessories. Standout pieces include bags, dresses and a trench coat for women, and shoes and a leather moto jacket for men. Travel accessories, such as a duffle and multipurpose pouches for women and men, round out the collection.
“Phillip is a designer we’ve had our eye on for years. His aesthetic is modern and sophisticated, and he shares Target’s vision of democratizing design,” said Trish Adams, senior vice president of merchandising, Target. “This fall, 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target will offer our guests a compelling reason to update their wardrobes, with an assortment of versatile, beautifully tailored must-haves for both women and men.”
Phillip Lim is a New York-based designer. He debuted the 3.1 Phillip Lim label, which he cofounded with friend and fabric supplier Wen Zhou, in 2005 at New York Fashion Week. Lim’s designs have received praise from editors, celebrities and critics for their easy, chic and youthful elegance. In 2006, Lim was nominated as a finalist for the prestigious Fashion Fund Award by VOGUE and the CFDA. Lim also was honored by the CFDA with the Emerging Talent Award for Ready-to-Wear, accepting Womenswear in 2007 and Menswear in 2012. Additionally, 3.1 Phillip Lim has received a nomination from the CFDA for 2013 Accessory Designer of the Year. Throughout the years, Lim has developed a following of notable celebrity supporters including Kate Hudson, Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley, among others.