Get The Lowdown On Designer Claudia Li

    And the inspiration for her fall ’16 line

    by · August 15, 2016

    Photograph via Claudia Li.

    The following feature appears in the August 2016 issue of NYLON.

    28-year-old Parsons MFA grad and J.W. Anderson alum Claudia Li’s namesake label—full of eye-catching shapes and striking textile embellishments—has quickly established her as one of the most exciting new talents on the scene. We’ve particularly taken to her fall ’16 collection, which features some of the most stunning denim creations, all artfully draped and folded to perfection. Here, the rising star shares her personal and creative inclinations.

    Photograph via Claudia Li.

    Auckland, New Zealand

    Astrological sign Gemini

    Design philosophy To express, to reflect, to capture

    MuseAn imaginary person that embodies each season

    Sartorial scenarioNow, in this moment

    Musical genre metaphorMelancholic

    Fun factWe love to see the collection on boys, too.

    Inspiration for fall ’16Self-preservation

    Personal wardrobe staple A clean T-shirt

    Dream travel destinationAt the moment, road trips and tacky motels

    Favorite spot in New YorkThe studio and my terrace

    Last novel you lovedEleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

    Daily soundtrackCurrently, [Drake’s] Views

    Drink orderWhiskey on the rocks

    Standby snack

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