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As part of Phillip Lim’s ongoing efforts to amplify the talents of the AAPI creative community, he is showcasing the work of artists and designers.

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, which is next month, and NYCxDesign Week, the New York-based designer will showcase the work of Asian American creatives in “Crafting Selfhood,” a special exhibition in his Great Jones Street store.

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The show, which features creations by female international artists, is being organized by cultural producer and creative strategist Karen Wong and designer, curator and advocate Lora Appleton. Wong is the former deputy director of the New Museum and cofounder of Ideas City, a platform that explores how art and culture are essential to the future of cities. Appleton is founder of the Kinder Modern gallery and the Female Design Council, an organization that supports women in the field of design. Appleton is also the principal designer at her in-house design studio Studiokinder, which makes furniture, objects and rugs.

Lim will host a private opening night party in the downtown 3.1 Phillip Lim flagship on April 30. The full roster of featured artists and designers include Janny Baek, Julia Chiang, Cecile Chong, Phaan Howng, Antonia Kuo, Lena Imamura, Myung Jin Kim, Linda Sormin, Eny Lee Parker, Steffany Tran, Eunji Jun and Halin Lee. Some of the touchstones will be Kim’s terracotta vessels, which are meant to reference her passion for gardens, and Baek’s porcelain creature figures, which are inspired by alien beauty.

Julia Chiang

Julia Chiang’s work will be featured in the show.

The exhibition takes inspiration from 3.1 Phillip Lim’s new handbag collection, fittingly called the “ID.” To draw attention to the “ID,” Lim enlisted Andrés Jana to shoot a spring campaign in the 3.1 Phillip Lim store with the theme naturally centered on identity.

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