Claudia Li it’s not a name you hear often but when you do it’s about her bold structural shaped blazers and pleated skirts. SS2020 is a new chapter for Claudia Li. She revisits her signature themes. She reflects on the four years of the brand’s evolution. Watch her flourish in the latest collection.
Claudia Li SS 2020
On the left, CL feature Spring/Summer’s main print, inspired by a photo of Li’s parents in their 20s. Her mother in a batik print floral dress, a thick braid wrapped like a crown around her forehead.
Bold, Structural Denim
Claudia’s signature bold denim returns in structural shapes and with a spray of white pigment. Pleated transparent skirts printed lamé, PU and PU coated mesh. Some knits and windbreakers displaying the brands “Hidden Logo” in opera mauve hues or sky blue. The logos only appear when the UV-reactive fabrics are exposed to sunlight.
True to Identity
Claudia stays true to the brand’s identity featuring wide-leg pants, tailored jackets and a few new variations of jackets, skirt prints, tops, scarfs and more. Overlapping graphic lines with Plumeria flowers – a reference to shadows cast on the old photo through the windows of Claudia’s Midtown studio – the print flows effortlessly across easy silhouettes in silk jacquard, chiffon, and cotton sateen.
Accessories speak for themselves. Claudia has included a new pleated “dumping shape”, as well as sandals in partnership with TEVA. She brings us her love of nature via wide-brimmed hiking hats. Finally, utilitarian, oversized, removable pockets are featured on jumpsuits, inspired by the uniform of the brand’s factory workers. Together, it’s a blend of practicality, independence, and love of self-expression that’s key to Li’s playful DNA. Claudia allowing us to get to know her personally through her garments is what brings this collection alive and unique.