Empire STATE OF ofmind
Bazaar speaks to fashion tour de fforce PHILLIP LIM as his ready-to-wear collection hits our shores
What is it about India that inspires your work?
India is spectacular in so many ways, from its colours, to its spirit and craftsmanship. If you wait enough, perhaps my next collection could be inspired by this beautiful country!
Can we expect to see a 3.1 Phillip Lim stand-alone store in India soon?
I hope so. We are very cautious about our growth so if and when the right opportunity arises it might be a possibility. But for now, Le Mill is perfect to stock our clothes.
Considering you’re self-taught and have achieved phenomenal success in such little time, what advice do you have for young entrepreneurs?
I think that the most important thing one must keep in mind is to remain authentic to one’s original vision. It is easy to be swept away by what people want, but you should always stay true to your core.
What are your plans for the future?
Oh so many! We are opening more stores in China, launching our e-commerce website, and continuing to grow our collections. With so much going on, there is never a dull moment in our office!