New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018: Claudia Li
Claudia Li's Spring Summer 2018 collection explores the surrealism of childlike dreams. Teetering between the real and unreal, the collection draws to memory the playfulness and whimsical nature of a child's curiosity and their ability to boldly enter another world, despite the unknown lingering at the edges.
The play on shapes this season focuses on the organic. Light silks and jerseys are draped and brought together into hanging tulip and cocoon silhouettes, while cottons and denims provide a contrast with structured, boxy shapes. Oversized rain drop-shaped buttons accent tops and outerwear.
Referencing the colors of Akira Kurosawa's film Dreams, vibrant yellows, pinks and reds are joined by darker undertones such as deep blues and evergreens, adding a tinge of mystery. Original floral prints of goatsbeard and tulip are layered into the collection.
Claudia Li introduces the Kete bag - a leather flower basket shape featuring an inner drawstring silk pouch.