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YANG LI

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. sipang

    sipang Senior member

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    Lets talk about it.
     
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    New here, but this is very relevant to my interests.
     
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    Nice. Is that bone?
     
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    thread needs pics of Yang Li things
     
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    definitely one of the best new designers working. loves helmut and interned for raf. those influences are really clear in his work.

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    Last spring, the 25-year-old London-based designer Yang Li debuted his first runway collection, a line of reimagined street-wear staples with a gothic influence. For someone so young, Li has accomplished quite a lot: after dropping out of Central Saint Martins, he interned for Raf Simons, and by the tender age of 23 had already caught the eye of Michèle Montagne, the in-demand French publicist and stylist who helped shape the careers of Ann Demeulemeester and Haider Ackermann. Li’s clothes are made in Italy, and finished with absolute precision — except when they aren’t. He loves an element of spontaneity, like slashing the two front pockets of a slim-cut classic bouclé jacket. “Art is not all clean lines, but has a human touch,” he said. “Same with fashion.”

    http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/...e-yang-lis-deliberately-imperfect-style/?_r=0

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    Yang Li counts Helmut Lang as a personal hero and spent three seasons in Antwerp interning for Raf Simons, so neither the monastically severe lines of his debut collection nor a penchant for quoting Jenny Holzer should come as a surprise.

    The 22-year-old Central Saint Martins grad is based in London but decided instead to show his namesake collection in a tiny third arrondissement space in Paris. “I just don’t feel connected to London,” he tells Style.com. “Not in a bad way; I mean, I’ve learned everything there.” To be fair, he’s not exactly forsaking home. Li comes to London via Beijing, where he was born, and Perth, Australia, where he grew up—a life itinerary that makes for a genteel and melodic accent.

    His laser-focused range recasts masculine and utilitarian standards with sharp lines, all in very traditional, double-faced wool produced in one of the few Italian factories in the world that works with the fabric. His familiar shapes—what he calls “youth codes”—like hoodies, T-shirts, flight jackets, and wide-legged pants, go back to the Holzer truism he cites: “Use what’s dominant in a culture to change it.”

    http://www.style.com/stylefile/2011/10/one-to-watch-yang-li/

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    Collections are all on his site:
    http://www.yangli.eu/assets/pdf/YANG_LI_AW13.pdf
    http://www.yangli.eu/assets/pdf/YANG_LI_SS13.pdf
    http://www.yangli.eu/assets/pdf/YANG_LI_AW12.pdf
    http://www.yangli.eu/assets/pdf/YANG_LI_SS12.pdf

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  10. sipang

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    Atelier nyc picked up Yang Li for fall, by the way. They have a few pieces on their site, including the green perfecto. Curious to see it up close. Love his footwear too.
     
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    He loves an element of spontaneity, like slashing the two front pockets of a slim-cut classic bouclé jacket. “Art is not all clean lines, but has a human touch,” he said. “Same with fashion"
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    I used to have a pair of his "slim" pants. While they were obviously quite nice, I think that because I've been wearing slim/skinny everything for so long, I just couldn't hang with the looser vibe of even his slim cut pants. That seems odd, though, given that some of the dudes in the pictures sipang posted above are wearing pants that appear to be quite slim and tapered. I know, this is all very interesting.

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    I would love to get a closer look at this coat, though, as I've been looking for something like it for a long time.
     
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    That's actually one of the thing I like the most, the looser cut of his trousers, the voluminous outerwear and the A shaped silhouettes, brings back old Raf memories. Can't deal with slim stuff anymore.
     
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    +1 like those pants cut in particular.
     
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    Looks really nice. Nice lines. Minimal but not cold.
     
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    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
     
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    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
     
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    TheCorner now stocking Yang Li (Men & Women's) - small selection so far though, also Ssense now stocking Women's collection.
    Lots of new stockists this season :slayer:
     
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