Andrea Jiapei LiAfter competing on China’s version of Project Runway,
Andrea Jiapei Li, 25, ended up at New York’s Parsons School of Design; one of the school’s deans was a judge on the show. Li’s eccentric graduation collection of
oversize women’s wear was picked up by Rei Kawakubo’s Dover Street Market in New
York, enabling Li to continue experimenting. For fall, there are dresses in unexpected fabric combinations such as mesh, neoprene, and vinyl, accented with macramé knotting and phrases like i try to find myself running down sleeves and across hems. “Clothes
can convey emotions,” Li says. “Almost like people.”Courtesy of designer.