Phillip Lim

Bangkok-born designer Phillip Lim opens up about his latest inspirations.

What’s your favorite upcoming trend for fall?
Duality—the idea of having something that can be like armor, something that can transform with what the day brings.

Name one article of clothing every woman should own.
A good coat.

Are there any trends you hope never go away?
Dressing up!

What’s the last article of clothing you purchased?
A lightweight silk tuxedo—not sure when I’ll wear it, but I know I will at some point.

If you weren’t a fashion designer, what would you be doing?
I haven’t really thought about it. I love making clothes, so why would I want to change?

What’s playing on your iPod right now?
Kavinsky and The Bones of J.R. Jones.


2012 CFDA Award Winners

We’d like to offer our congratulations to all the winners and nominees at the 2012 CFDA Awards, with a special shout-out to those winners who are a part of the Nordstrom family. 

Billy Reid – Menswear Designer of the Year

Reed Krakoff – Accessories Designer of the Year

Phillip Lim – Swarovski Award for Menswear

Tabitha Simmons (middle) – Swarovski Award for Accessory Design

Images courtesy of BFA, CFDA and Parsons.