I mentioned earlier that I’ve made it to two shows during LFW. Besides Gabriel Vielma, Xiao Li was my second show I was lucky to attend.
The show took place in the same building as Gabriel Vielma, just on the ground floor. While photographers were searching for the perfect spot on stage, I kept an eye on decoration and atmosphere of the show. Mini palms and tropical greens everywhere. I heard soft instrumental music playing in the background.
Xiao Li SS 17
Quite delayed the show finally began. Models walked out, wearing deconstructed white tops and pants and tied bras at the forefront. Bra’s worn on top of jumpers have been bubbling under the fashion surface for quite a while. Has anyone worn it yet? I reckon it takes some time to settle. Besides white blue played a big role throughout the collection. Taken her inspiration from Greece, Xiao Li’s signature looks were light and voluminous pieces and appeared in an array of light pinks and blues.
One of her signature looks was very concertina look-a-like, a baby blue dress coming in an asymmetrical cut. By appreciating the slow fashion process, the designer worked with in-house woven and knitted fabrics only. The personal touch was seen throughout the collection, in a clash of fabrics. Rough and soft textures, like denim and silk, have been mixed up in a fresh way. The outcome of Xiao Li’s collection was very light minimalistic and casually on top of its standard.