Kay Li… New Talent!!

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Name:Kay Li
Nationality: Hong Kong
University: ESMOD, Dubai
Course: Fashion Design and Pattern Drafting

Interview

1) What did you want to be a fashion designer?

It all started with the shopping trips I had with my mon when I was young. She used to teach tailoring in a small school in Honh Kong so she pays alot of attention to fabric quality, cut and fit when she shows. I guess it rubbed off me.

2) Who is you fashion inspiration?

Freja Beha Erichsen. Eruchsen made her modeling debut in 2005 at the Fall Paris and Milan shows of Prada, Louis Vuitton and Miu Miu. She continues to walk for Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Burberry, Balmain and many others. Her look is edgy, androgynous and enigmatic. 

3) What was the story behind your graduate collection ?

My graduation collection is called “Mindscape”, mind + (land)scape, is a mental or psychological scene or area of the imagination. Imagination is a way for you minds to escape from reality into a world of no limits. I feel a lot of us are being trapped with our daily lives and responsibilities. The only freedom we are left with is through our imagination but to what extend would we then be consider sane of insane?
I was particulary intrigued by a quote of John Milton:
” The mind is its own place and in itself, can make a heaven of Hell, a Hell of heaven.”
This collection explores the mazes of our minds. It re-conceptualizes straid jacket vt entrapping body movements to create a dark and surreal look.

4) What kind of fabrics did you use for the collection ?

Brushed grey wool from Paris, a un-dye wooll that I used in making the strait-jacket, ponti di roma, cotton jersey all sourced from Hong Kong byt the one that I’m very proud of is a fabric that I made. It behaves like paper that I can fold and crease without losing it’s form.

5) As a designer, what kind of women did you designer for?

The label “Kay Li” is targeted to young, confident, mature individuals who has flair for art and is well travelled.

Kay Li’s Summer Must Have :
Yellow bag

Kay Li’s Must Have in her handbag this summer:
The summer limited Edition Jo Malone fragrance.

For More Information on Kay Li’s Collection : CLICK HERE

Kay Li is an absolute wonderful person and passionate about her work. I find her designs different and thats the wonderful part about her collection. I certainly see her doing amazing more things in the future.

BEST OF LUCK KAY LI!

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