Originally Posted by Fuuma
Dunno, to me the Helmut Lang and Yohji references are strong but the Raf ones are minor and mostly found in embellishments on outerwear. Maybe it is a conscious gesture since he's a former assistant
Originally Posted by sipang
I get that Raf circa 2000 vibe, more so in the FW12 collection.
edit: just had a look at fw12 turns out it's just 1-2 looks that stuck out I guess, yeah overall more Helmut than Raf
i dunno, i still get a raf vibe. specifically 2005 raf. i can see yohji too, but the austerity of it reads like raf and helmut. but either way, it's definitely kind of a jumble of all those influences. actually i would say the big weakness of the line so far is that it can read as a little derivative. not sure where yang li himself is in all of it. but i haven't seen anything up close yet. maybe the construction and all the double facing fabrics do the job. might also just be a matter of him maturing. the guy is like 25...