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    Designer Andrea Jiapei Li Has Caught The Attention Of The Fashion World

    Get to know the New York-based designer

    by Austen Tosone January 30, 2017

    Image courtesy of Andrea Jiapei Li

    The following feature appears in the February 2017 issue of NYLON.

    Since starting her namesake label in 2014, Andrea Jiapei Li has caught the fashion world’s attention, having been both a finalist for the 2015 H&M Design Award and a semifinalist for the 2015 LVMH Prize.

    Her spring ‘17 collection, “Her Name Is Dada,” takes a cue from the early 20th-century movement pioneered by Marcel Duchamp. Li was inspired by the spirit of Dada, which she says embodies “the artistic process that goes against the norm.”

    Here, get to know everything about Li, from her favorite fabrics to her snack of choice.

    Astrological sign
    Capricorn

    Muse
    Women who are not afraid to take risks, and who have an optimistic and playful attitude toward life

    Materials of choice
    Sportswear fabrics

    Fun fact
    I have an adorable pit bull mix named Luna. I adopted her last year just before fashion week—still not sure if that was good or bad timing!

    Dream travel destinations
    Japan and Los Angeles

    Personal wardrobe staple
    White cotton shirt

    Favorite spot in New York
    Chelsea—I love the galleries.

    Last novel you loved
    Since high school, I’ve always been more of a magazine girl.

    Favorite film of all time
    Paolo Sorrentino’s The Consequences of Love

    Daily soundtrack
    COS stores’ Soundcloud playlists

    Drink order
    Sparkling water

    Standby snack
    Cheetos and chips 

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