For Sandy Liang, ideas come from the street. A few months ago, for instance, the designer, who lives on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, spotted a girl in a great shearling jacket. “The next day, I had a sketch ready,” Liang, 24, says. The resulting patchwork coat has a streamlined wool front and curly lambskin back. Now in its third season, her line is both girly and tomboyish—think slip dresses over flared jeans, inspired by the grandmothers she sees in Chinatown. Liang also has a thing for biker jackets: She has covered a Perfecto version with daisies and beefed up another with Mongolian-lamb sleeves. “The older they get,” she says of the jackets, “the better they are.”
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