New York, NY (CNS) – Designer Phillip Lim is expanding his line to include shoes, swimwear and lingerie, according to new reports. Just in time for summer, his three-piece bathing suit line will feature floral patchwork prints in three variations (two one-pieces, one bikini).
The American fashion designer of Chinese ancestry is debuting five styles of lingerie and three styles of swimwear, to be sold under the name of “3.1 Phillip Lim Initials,” WWD reports.
The designer, who is known for his range of affordable clothing, launches his lingerie line in his own stores May 20.
The reason why the ace designer chose to design lingerie is because he feels “it’s the initial thing you put on, before you put on clothes.”
Regarding the shoe line, which has emphasis on flats versus stilettos Lim said, “Everyone’s making crazy shoes… so we were like, ‘Let’s do working shoes, but sophisticated and beautiful.'”