Claudia Li SS21 Collection

Claudia Li SS21 Collection

Represented by The Hinton Group

Fashion designer Claudia Li presented her Spring Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear Collection, “Till We Meet Again…”, during New York Fashion Week.

Inspired by her wedding in Hawaii last September, Claudia Li sought to capture the surreal feelings she experienced during one of the happiest moments of her life. The vibrant collection stemmed from Claudia’s desire to bridge the gap between the past (the wedding) and the present, to bring fantasy-like moments she experienced, to reality: “I was so happy at that moment it felt unreal, like I was in a daze, but strangely, at the same time, it was the first time where I felt ‘real’.”

Claudia Li SS21 Collection

Photographers: Kristen Taylor White & Annis Kamara
Makeup: Campbell Ritchie
Model: Kennedy Yanko
PR: The Hinton Group

As the world entered a global pandemic in March, the idea of incorporating fantasy into reality became a more prominent theme in the collection. Sparklers were used on a rooftop during lockdown to make the prints. Colors got brighter, and the fabrics became more textured and livelier. A half Hollyhock-half Hibiscus flower, exotic florals found in Hawaii, was created and made it into a jacquard. Iridescent lamé fabric was layered with tulle to create the jumpsuit and parka coat. Claudia’s signature slouchy cut shoulder styles can be found in the vibrant dresses, track jackets, and jumpsuits.

Sculpture Artist Kennedy Yanko was chosen to model the collection this season after she and Claudia met at a dinner in February; they connected over their desire to be louder in their industries, as minorities and as women.

About Claudia Li

CLAUDIA LI was founded in 2015 by New York-based designer Claudia Li. Before launching her eponymous label, Li took on coveted design roles under highly respected designers: Brandon Maxwell for Haus of Gaga, then British designer J.W. Anderson. Known for her unique play on silhouettes, prints, colors and textures, Li’s background in fine arts is visible in her collections which have earned accolades for their craftsmanship, wearability, and sense of artistry. Li was the winner of the FGI Rising Star Award and a U.S. finalist for the The International Woolmark Prize. In 2017, Li was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Art and Style honoree. Currently based in New York, Li creates her current collections with the help of her team in the Garment District.


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