Yang Li is a relative newcomer to the Paris runway, this being his third season on the schedule. But if you look at the collection he presented today, you’d quickly realize he’s here to stay (not to mention the London-based designer interned with Raf Simons).
His clothes had an effortless feel to them, with a louche silhouette reminiscent of the 90s. Fabrication was high luxury, with double-faced cashmeres, pony skin, duchess silks, and furs worn with consummate ease — a tour de force. Standout wide-leg pony skin trousers slashed at the knees fell perfectly, and impeccable raw-edged tailoring.
He called the collection The Dreamer and said he wanted people to believe anything was possible. With Bruce Springsteen’s insistent Dream Baby Dream on the soundtrack, we were inclined to agree.