Having just last week been awarded the CFDA Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent in Menswear, Phillip Lim is interviewed in this video by Associate Editor Lou Stoppard as part of SHOWstudio’s In Fashion series. In Fashion forms a series exclusive and in-depth video interviews, profiling a myriad of individuals who help shape the ever-changing landscape of contemporary fashion. In the video, Lim tells us about his early days in fashion – having become disillusioned with and eventually dropping out of his business degree, he enrolled in a home economics course and eventually fell into fashion design through a series of internships. In his words, “It takes a whole lot of ugly to make something pretty”. The designer then goes on to speak candidly about his design ethos and his relationship with the industry.