PHIPPS was founded on a deep sense of respect and curiosity for the natural world. We pride ourselves on creating collections that blend rugged, purpose-driven design with a unique appreciation for craft, quality, and an innovative focus on environmental responsibility. From its inception, PHIPPS has been defining its own rules for contemporary fashion and setting the modern example of an authentically responsible business, because we believe that global consciousness goes far beyond the way a piece of clothing is made.
PHIPPS is divided into four different divisions:
- PHIPPS COLLECTION: The main collection of rugged purpose-driven items made from high-quality products meeting our rigorous environmental standards.
- PHIPPS FUNDAMENTALS: The cross-seasonal building blocks of essential wardrobe items, the core of the PHIPPS lifestyle.
- PHIPPS GOLD LABEL: A selection of unique vintage items, carefully curated, customized, and branded - with regular drops available exclusively here.
- PHIPPS LAB: The brand's collection of limited edition items made through innovative upcycling practices ranging from deconstruction techniques to custom embroidery on vintage sports jerseys.
PHIPPS was founded by Spencer Phipps in 2018 and was initially launched in Paris, where it found success in Europe. The brand was selected as a finalist of the LVMH prize in 2019 and was accepted into the official Paris Fashion Week calendar that same year. Despite this success, the studio was relocated to Los Angeles in 2022 where it is currently based.
Spencer Phipps was born in San Francisco, where he developed his rugged sensibility, before moving to NYC to study at Parsons School of Design. He began his career at Marc Jacobs, working on the menswear design team, and eventually departed to Antwerp to work as the first American on Dries Van Noten’s design team before launching his eponymous brand.