Behind the Scenes – Yang Li SS16

1142859 1142860 1142861 1142862 1142863 1142865 1142866 1142867 1142868 1142869 1142870 1142871 1142872 1142873 1142874 1142875 1142876 1142877 1142878 1142879 1142880 1142881 1142882 1142883 1142885 1142886 1142887I’ve been a fan of Australian-Chinese designer Yang Li ever since I came across his gritty-minimalist Spring Summer 2014 collection. A former student of Raf Simons, Li has come a long way since his early days, and his designs reflect a revolution of sorts—although a few elements have remained a constant. His preoccupation with maxi silhouettes, for one, and his use of printed messages in unexpected places, which lends his garments a certain punk aesthetic. Mixed with the floral prints and raw hems, the entire collection is reminiscent of 90s romantic grunge. But make no mistake about it, this is nothing like anything we’ve seen within the past few seasons of 90s-obsessed ready-to-wear. And I, for one, couldn’t be happier about it.

Images via Dazed

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