Once Upon A Time


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Wed - Feb 16, 2022 11:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

On February 16th, fashion designer Claudia Li released her Fall Winter 2022 Ready-to-wear collection titled “Once upon a time…”

The collection is an homage to Li’s Chinese heritage. Inspiration was drawn from films by director Zhang Yi Mo and memories of ancient Chinese bedtime stories that Li’s Grandma told her as a child. A scene from Zhang Yi Mo’s movie “Curse of the Golden Flower”, where the entire palace grounds were covered with chrysanthemums, inspired the prints this season: the Pink Chrysanthemum print, Flower Shower print, and the Jet Li print. “Chinese Red” and “Jolly Green” colors are prominent in the collection, vivid colors of scenes in Zhang Yi Mo’s movie “Hero”.

Traditional Chinese silhouettes were referenced through wrapped dresses, trapezoid sleeves, and high waisted vests. Flowy silhouettes, trapeze shapes, and armour like structured pieces were prominent throughout the collection.

For the tufted looks, Li worked with artist Sam Crow to create the tufted poncho, skirt, coat, bags and some of the shoes.

Chinese knots were interpreted into macrame honey holder bags, tote bags and gilets with long fringes.

CLAUDIA LI Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time Collection

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