Claudia Li SS17
Claudia Li has attained critical acclaim and cult status for her ingenious play with proportions and THE MOST deft handling of denim ever. Evocative of Comme, her astral apparel strikes layered, avant-garde silhouettes, rendered in accessible yet luxurious materials and accented with dramatic textural detailing, draping and hybrid zest. From modifications and mutations on classics to diaphanous dresses, sparkly sculptural get-ups and insanely cool iridescent ensembles, the New Zealander’s novel SS17 knockouts will make you feel tingles all over. This season she experimented with oddball embroideries and killer structured cutouts (she’s renowned for her dynamic draping and cunning cutouts!) with wicked cool metallic tinctures. Claudia also incorporated unisex and ‘ambisexual’ looks into the presentation, using male models to sport femme silhouettes. “The idea of wearing ‘some guy’s’ clothes is emphasized with the interchange of typically boxy, masculine silhouettes, blurring gender lines and expressing empowerment,” she said. Her clever quirks and artisanal ready-to-wear are some of the best things at #NYFW! Kudos, Claudia Li!