For spring/summer 2017, Claudia Li translates moments between dusk and dawn. There are no inhibitions. No cares in the world. By shedding away reality and setting oneself free, Claudia conceptualizes a budding newfound freedom and embraces femininity. The collection is punctuated with a hazy liveliness expressed in metallic touches and splashes of colored orchid prints.
The season’s story is furthered by the introduction of male models to her show. The idea of wearing “some guy’s” clothes is emphasized with the interchange of typically boxy, masculine silhouettes and soft, feminine silhouettes, blurring the line between expectations to express one’s sexuality and empowerment. As in season’s past, denim plays an important part of the Claudia Li’s collection. Introduced here in new ways through embroidery techniques, color and draping; shirts and dresses made from silk charmeuse and cotton poplin incorporate structured cutouts and organic draping that Claudia has become well-known for creating.
Credits: Bridget Fleming.