XIAO LI ’S EXPERIMENTAL, OVER-SIZED KNITWEAR AND HUMOROUS, BRIGHTLY COLOURED DESIGNS HAVE WON THE ADMIRATION OF IMPORTANT INDUSTRY FIGURES SUCH AS DESIGNER AZZEDINE ALAÏA AND CARLA SOZZANI , CREATOR OF 10 CORSO COMO IN MILAN.

XIAO LI WAS BORN IN CHINA AND EDUCATED IN LONDON. SHE STUDIED BA WOMENSWEAR AT LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION AND MA WOMENSWEAR KNITWEAR AT THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, GRADUATING IN 2013.

 JULY 2012 MARKED THE START OF A STRING OF SUCCESS STORIES FOR XIAO LI AFTER SHE WINNING THE ‘FEEL THE YARN’ COMPETITION. IN JUNE OF 2013, XAIO LI WAS ANNOUNCED AS THE WINNER OF THE LORO PIANA AWARD FOR BEST KNITWEAR COLLECTION AND IN THE FOLLOWING MONTH SHE WENT ON TO RECEIVE A DIESEL AWARD FROM INTERNATIONAL TALENT SUPPORT.

IN FEBRUARY 2014 XIAO LI WAS SELECTED FROM OVER 200 EMERGING DESIGNERS WHO APPLIED FOR THE MERIT AWARD BY THE SELECTION PANEL OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS INCLUDING; SARA MAINO FROM VOGUE ITALIA, HILARY ALEXANDER OBE, STYLIST REBEKAH ROY, FASHION SCOUT FOUNDER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR MARTYN ROBERTS AND FORMER MERIT AWARD WINNER GEORGIA HARDINGE.

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