Claudia Li is a New York based luxury women’s ready-to-wear line with a focus on creativity and artistry. Redefining the definition of luxury, the brand merges modern, comfortable silhouettes with innovative techniques and fabrications.
Anything but minimal, Claudia Li is expressionist at its core. Claudia Li debuted for FW15 at New York Fashion Week
Claudia Li is the creative director and founder of the eponymous label. Growing up in New Zealand, Li Always knew that she wanted to pursue a career in art an was encouraged by her father, an art dealer, to gain a Fine Arts education.
Li obtained her BFA from Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and then studied design at Central Saint Martins in London. Encouraged by a professor at Central Saint Martins, Li moved to New York in 2012 to attend the Parsons MFA Fashion Design and Society Program where she presented her capsule collection for New York Fashion Week SS14.
While in New York, Li interned with stylist Brandon Maxwell at Haus of Gaga. Li was then offered a position with J.W. Anderson in London as women’s wear designer.
The Claudia Li label was born through Li’s desire to express how luxury can be innovative and modern while focusing on technique and hand-work. The collection, which often plays on dualities like weight and fluidity, texture and dimension, is crafted with the spontaneity of youth in mind.