Claudia Li Spring 2018: New York Fashion Week

Claudia Li NYFW SS18

Represented by Linda Gaunt Communications.

Claudia Li debuted its SS18 collection at New York Fashion Week at Skylight Clarkson Square, Gallery 3. Claudia Li’s Spring Summer 2018 collection explored the surrealism of childlike dreams.

Teetering between the real and unreal, the collection drew to memory the playfulness and whimsical nature of a child’s curiosity and their ability to boldly enter another world, despite the unknown lingering at the edges.

the collection drew to memory the whimsical nature of a child’s curiosity

The play on shapes this season focused on the organic. Light silks and jerseys were draped and brought together into hanging tulip and cocoon silhouettes, while cottons and denims provided a contrast with structured, boxy shapes. Oversized rain drop-shaped buttons accented tops and outerwear.

Claudia Li: NYFW SS18

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Referencing the colors of Akira Kurosawa’s film Dreams, vibrant yellows, pinks and reds are joined by darker undertones such as deep blues and evergreens, adding a tinge of mystery. Original floral prints of goatsbeard and tulip were layered into the collection.

Claudia Li also introduced the Kete bag — a leather flower basket shape featuring an inner drawstring silk pouch.

About Claudia Li

Claudia Li is a New York-based designer brand focusing on creativity and true craftsmanship. Combing an artistic design aesthetic and an emphasis on details, the brand has successfully gained industry attention in its brief history through its ever-evolving play on silhouettes, shapes, textures, and dimensions. Each season, Li paints a story to express emotions and abstract experiences into a tangible collection with personal sentiments that resonate with viewers.

As Creative Director and founder of the eponymous label, Li’s background in fine arts is visible throughout the brand. Prior to her professional career as a womenswear designer at J.W. Anderson, Li worked at Haus of Gaga under Brandon Maxwell. Li studied at Central Saint Martins before obtaining her MFA in fashion at Parsons School of Design.


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