Wen Zhou, CEO & President of 3.1 Phillip Lim
Background: I went to the Fashion Institute of Technology to study fashion merchandising in the evenings and worked during the day for a high-end fabric agent. Before I knew it, I owned my own fabric business. Phillip was a client of mine.
Proudest accomplishment: That we are able to play a small, but impactful, role in the lives of hundreds of Chinese seamstresses by offering them clean, safe, and happy working conditions in our factories.
Designer’s quirk: He spends way too much!
Other favorite labels: Comme des Garçons, Dries Van Noten, Lanvin.
Current obsession: BDDW furniture designer Tyler Hays.