Claudia Li SS 2018: What ‘DREAMS’ are Made Of

Claudia Li Spring/Summer 2018 is romantically chic and reminiscent of a live Pantone color palette with a touch of class and sophistication. The collection tells a story of ‘dreams’ that’s mystical and freeing. We love the subtle pops of color and the consistency of shapes throughout the collection.

Trends for Spring/Summer represent comfort, color, prints, and prints. The blend of Downtown and Uptown throughout the collection is impressive. Claudia Li provides the perfect looks for a weekend getaway or Day Party.

Claudia Li
Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
September 12, 2017
New York Fashion Week at Skylight Clarkson Square, Gallery 3
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Spring/Summer 2018 Collection
Dreams Part II: “Foxes Live Under the Rainbows”

Claudia Li’s Spring Summer 2018 collection explores the surrealism of childlike dreams. Teetering between the real and unreal, the collection draws to memory the playfulness and whimsical nature of a child’s curiosity and her ability to boldly enter another world, despite the unknown lingering at the edges.

The play on shapes this season focuses on the organic. Light silks and jerseys are draped and brought together into hanging tulip and cocoon silhouettes, while cottons and denims provide a contrast with structured, boxy shapes. Oversized rain drop-shaped buttons accent tops and outerwear.

Referencing the colors of Akira Kurosawa’s film Dreams, vibrant yellows, pinks and reds are joined by darker undertones such as deep blues and evergreens, adding a tinge of mystery. Original floral prints of goatsbeard and tulip are layered into the collection.

Claudia Li introduces the Kete bag – a leather flower basket shape featuring an inner drawstring silk pouch.


Claudia Li is a New York-based designer brand focusing on creativity and true craftsmanship. Combing an artistic design aesthetic and an emphasis on details, the brand has successfully gained industry attention in its brief history through its ever – evolving play on silhouettes, shapes, textures, and dimensions. Each season, Li paints a story to express emotions and abstract experiences into a tangible collection with personal sentiments that resonate with viewers.

As Creative Director and founder of the eponymous label, Li’s background in fine arts is visible throughout the brand. Prior to her professional career as a womenswear designer at J.W. Anderson, Li worked at Haus of Gaga under Brandon Maxwell. Li studied at Central Saint Martins before obtaining her MFA in fashion at Parsons School of Design.