5 Years of Lim

Posted by Stephan Moskovic | December 12th, 2010

In October designer Phillip Lim celebrated the 5th Anniversary of his 3.1 Phillip Lim line with a one of a kind show at Beijing’s Dong Bian Men Watchtower in the Forbidden City Wall. As one of the only designers to ever have the privilege to show in this storied location, Lim cements his status as a trailblazer for his generation. The anniversary celebration, which included a spectacular party at Lane Crawford and a screening of Lim’s 4 x 3.1 film series, was a unique milestone for the designer, whose family hails from the region. MDC takes you behind the scenes of the show with a look at the special casting by Daniel and preparation leading up to this landmark affair.
3.1 Phillip Lim 5 Year anniversary Beijing show

Photos by: But-Sou Lai

Casting by: Daniel Peddle
Set Design: Andrew Ondrejcak
Music: Sebastien Perrin
Make-up: Tony Studios
Production: A-PAX

Casting by: Daniel Peddle
Set Design: Andrew Ondrejcak
Music: Sebastien Perrin
Make-up: Tony Studios
Production: A-PAX
Photos by: But-Sou Lai
Danni Li
Emma Pei
Du Juan
Zhao Lei
Yang Hong
Wang Zhu
Xiao Yin
Zhang Zhi Yuan

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37 Comments to “5 Years of Lim”

  1. YY says:

    great! love lim
    and the banner/first picture is a perfect showcase of the top asian models of today

  2. JEREMYDANTE says:

    oh, my god! stunning set.

  3. Lauren says:

    Breathtaking. The girls are gorgeous, the location is spectacular, I love everything about this.

  4. Joe says:

    the catwalks gorgeous!

  5. GP says:

    What an exotic location with beautiful models.I started to like Lim now:)

  6. Nandos says:


  7. Stefan says:

    Beautiful clothes for a beautiful runway. Stunning.

  8. So good! It’s amazing to see Lim forging a return to intelligent cultural design that in no way mocks or exploits the culture it alludes to.

    love, love, love.

  9. Pei Lei says:

    haha,as a chinese i”m so happy that you guys love the chinese models

  10. Vic says:

    The runway is so amazing and models too.As a model these girls are good.But i think most girls in China are more beautiful than them..

  11. Lana says:

    this is amazing. five stars for the clothes, models, runway and location!

  12. poo says:

    The guys look especially cool. Fantastic casting. And that set looks fantastic. Brilliant work all around.

  13. 黄腾 says:

    哈哈 看到全是中国的模特很给力!很激动~不过要是再大点的牌子来中国开SHOW就好咯!

  14. chloeyao says:

    opening girl named Liu Xu

  15. ris says:

    Models in the first picture include Liu Wen, Shu Pei and Fei Fei Sun right??

  16. Nandos says:

    Left to right:

    Du Juan (IMG,) Emma Pei-Bei (IMG), Liu Wen (marilyn), Shu Pei Qin (Next), Fei Fei (Women)

  17. ALAN says:

    amazing !!!

  18. j.j says:

    hey it was great to see that this is the first thing i see when i go on models.com 🙂
    great show, great models
    hope to see some of the new faces more often

  19. Alber Zhang says:

    New Chinese vocabulary, gelivable!!!

  20. Mimi says:

    These photos gave me chills. So beautiful, especially Du Juan (sad that we don’t see her as often anymore). And congrats to Philip Lim, I didn’t realize it had already been five years!

  21. Alisa says:

    Oh my goodness! The opening model (Liu Xu)
    is absolutely captivating! I would like to see more of her in the near and distant future.

  22. Afnansyah Agimin says:

    Runaway is amazing… White lotus… i can feel the Chi rushing… 😀

  23. kevin says:

    loved the runway,,…but not into the whole asian models..they are boring to look at

  24. Wauw!
    This really shows what a beautiful work LIM offers! & the models are just perfect for this creations!
    I looove the banner!!
    Congrats with the 5-years!!

    Charlotte Deroost

  25. Megan Sekermestrovich says:

    I love it all, the models are gorgeous (the male models as well). I wish I could have been there. Stunning designs and textures, I’m so pleased that simplicity and minimalism are leading the way in fashion again.

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  29. manDY says:

    the male models look pretty cool
    hope to see more of them overseas

  30. sxyiqianshen says:


  31. TKO says:

    Love Asian models, especially skinny ones with killer walk!

  32. amans says:

    chinese TOP MODELS.i hope therez more new faces on the runway.

  33. yeson says:

    great,stage is so beautiful.

  34. DooDiva says:

    Whoa….Love that setting! Congrats to Chinese Designer able to open the doors for aspiring fashion designers to work in professional industry.

    Good luck and look forward to your creative artistic in process. 🙂