For her Fall ’13 collection, Chenxi Li took inspiration from a number of sources. The oversized silhouettes and voluminous shoulders and sleeves were inspired by garments from the 1950s, while her knitwear pieces were modeled after traditional Chinese armor. She selected her color pallete–ranging from soft teal to midnight navy–after looking at photos from the deepest parts of the ocean. Her sumptuous collection features several types of wool, cashmere knits, and rabbit fur.
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