LFW: Xiao Li Autumn Winter 2018 Collection
Discover Xiao Li Fall Winter 2018/19 collection presented during the ongoing London Fashion Week. Inspired by the 70s skate culture, as well as the Hugh Holland’s photography, the collection mixes femininity with sportswear elements.
The way of life and attitude of Los Angeles is really inspirational in the way that there’s a place for everyone, and it is a place everyone can be accepted for who they are. It is a city full of hopes and dreams where everything seems possible. – Xiao Li
Pairing the candid spirit of teenage skaters with the flamboyant aesthetic of retro Americana, Xiao Li pays close attention to the vibrancy of Los Angeles, coming together to create something of unique design quality. Beautiful show stopping architectural pieces are clad in a luxury bespoke print, splashed with badge prints from car wash signs to skater figures resulting in a kitsch and nostalgic iconic graphic. These graphics play a key part in this collection, expressing a playful fun-loving element and are complete with wavy silicone pop colour accessories. Adding a hint of irony, clashing symbolic class with the dream-like aura of the glowing LA road signs are paired with graphic slogans of the ‘low daily rate’ seen next to a tongue-in-cheek silicone diamonds. Confidence carries the wearer through this collection and the ability to pair the sharp suiting and puffer pieces together and a sense of cultural awareness engages the meaning behind the motifs. Cosy duvet dresses and coats are snuggled up against silk pyjama-style printed pastel pieces, referencing the manic pace of American culture. – from Xiao Li
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