COLLECTION| Merit Award Winner Xiao Li AW14

A refreshing and innovative collection from Royal College of Art graduate Xiao Li comes in the form of a futuristic re-imagining of classic shapes and techniques.  The collection of monochrome colour palettes was accented with shots of shocking cobalt blue where elements of sportswear met with feminine intricacy.

A new wave of girlish aesthetic balanced with boyish charm featured dungarees in pastel colours and soft silhouettes that featured peplumed skirts and billowing sleeves. Detailing added to rubber fabrics reinvented the classic motorcycle jacket with a fun and futuristic vibe with a mixing of fabric expertly done.

The piece that had the audience in awe was the spectacular finale piece featuring an LED light display that reaffirmed Xiao Li as the innovative designer she is and brought her design vision and craftsmanship to the forefront.

No stranger to success,  Xiao Li, who also studied at London College of Fashion has previously been awarded the Diesel Award from International Talent Support as well as the Loro Plana award for best knitwear collection in 2013.

By Vanessa Omoregie, (@vnsssaa)
Photography by Hannah McGee, (@HannahMcG3e)