Get The Lowdown On Designer Claudia Li

    And the inspiration for her fall '16 line

    by lisa mischianti · 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

    Design philosophy
    To express, to reflect, to capture

    An imaginary person that embodies each season

    Sartorial scenario
    Now, in this moment 

    Musical genre metaphor

    Fun fact
    We love to see the collection on boys, too.

    Inspiration for fall ’16

    Personal wardrobe staple
     A clean T-shirt 

    Dream travel destination
    At the moment, road trips and tacky motels

    Favorite spot in New York
    The studio and my terrace 

    Last novel you loved
    Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

    Daily soundtrack
    Currently, [Drake’s] Views

    Drink order
    Whiskey on the rocks  

    Standby snack

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