Designer Phillip Lim  on the runway at the Phillip Lim  Fall 2010 Fashion Show
Designer Phillip Lim on the runway at the Phillip Lim Fall 2010 Fashion Show

DALLAS, Mar 24, 2010 / FW/ — Celebrating the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month held during May of every year, CFDA Swarovski Award-winning designer Phillip Lim in partnership with luxury retailer Nordstrom is designing a limited edition t-shirt that will benefit OCA, a national organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Americans.

Founded in 1973 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., OCA for the past 37 years, has worked with its 80-plus chapters and affiliates around the country to embrace and fulfill the hopes and aspirations of Asian Pacific American youth and their communities.

Commenting on the project, Phillip Lim said, “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.”

“The T-shirt design is my signature in repetition like a graphic print. 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. 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,” Lim added.

The tees, which were created under the auspices Nordstrom, will be sold exclusively at 16 Nordstrom stores and online at . From May 1 through 31, 2010, you can find them at Ala Moana Center – Honolulu, Brea Mall – Brea, Calif., Downtown Portland – Portland, Ore., Downtown Seattle – Seattle, South Coast Plaza – Costa Mesa, Calif., Fashion Square – Scottsdale, Ariz., Fashion Valley – San Diego, Mall of America – Bloomington, Minn., Michigan Avenue – Chicago, Pentagon City – Arlington, VA, Roosevelt Field – Garden City, N.Y., San Francisco Centre – San Francisco, The Grove at Farmer’s Market – Los Angeles, Topanga Plaza – Canoga Park, Calif.Valley Fair – San Jose, Calif. and Village of Merrick Park – Coral Gables, Fla.

The t-shirts will sell for $85 each with all after-cost proceeds to benefit OCA.