Yang Li fused his romantic yet minimalist aesthetic into a compelling narrative for fall, with “the dreamer” as the collection’s central character. “I wanted to convey a feeling that anything is achievable,” he said backstage before the show.  

Li worked the fanciful theme with bravado on a run of suave double-face wool parkas that were slit on the sides and softly belted with a pleated girdlelike number.

Li balanced sartorial restraint with asymmetrical gestures: Pants were ample enough to pass as luscious skirts, while short dresses featured long aprons in the front. Fur provided additional texture on imposing floor-sweeping skirts and matching bustiers.

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