Phillip Lim launched his collection with his partner Wen Zhou in 2005. The label gained almost instant success, with fashion darlings such as Natalie Portman and Kate Bosworth unable to resist his effortlessly chic designs. Lim’s aim is to combine the dressy with the casual and the classic with the quirky. With his muse being New York City he creates feminine designs with luxurious fabrics; such as shearling jackets, embellished dresses and fringed shorts. In 2007 he was rewarded with a CFDA award for Emerging Talent in Womenswear.