It’s May and that means it’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Of course, for us here at Audrey, every day is a celebration of APA heritage, but it’s nice to have a month where all Americans are focused on us and our heritage!
Like Nordstrom. Once again, they’re honoring APA Heritage Month, this time by partnering with CFDA Swarovski Award-winning designer extraordinaire Phillip Lim on a limited-edition T-shirt.
(Side note: We are huge fans of Lim here at Audrey, ever since we interviewed him, pre-3.1, for our Oct/Nov 2004 issue, and again in Oct/Nov 2005 when he debuted 3.1 phillip lim. We’re so excited that he’s gotten the international recognition he so deserves!)
The graphic T-shirt design, which goes for $85, is actually Lim’s signature in repetition. “It’s simple, but acknowledging my full name was a part of growing up as an Asian American and accepting the two cultures that I am a part of,” said Lim.
Said Lim: “I was interested in this project because I was impressed by Nordstrom’s past success in raising funds to help Asian Pacific American children in need.” To that end, all after-cost proceeds goes to the OCA, a national organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Americans. “This is a cause that’s personal to me, and I hope that in my small way I am able to contribute to this great program,” said Lim.
The Phillip Lim T-shirt is sold exclusively at Nordstrom, and for this month only! Get it here, or at one of the Nordstrom stores below.
California: Brea Mall, South Coast Plaza, The Grove at Farmer’s Market, Topanga Plaza, San Francisco Centre, Valley Fair (San Jose), Fashion Valley (San Diego)
Hawaii: Ala Moana Center
Oregon: Downtown Portland
Washington: Downtown Seattle
Arizona: Fashion Square (Scottsdale)
Minnesota: Mall of America
Illinois: Michigan Avenue (Chicago)
Virginia: Pentagon City (Arlington)
New York: Roosevelt Field (Garden City)
Florida: Village of Merrick Park (Coral Gables)