Andrea Jiapei Li found inspiration in last year’s science fiction-drama movie “Arrival” for her fall collection. In particular, the designer focused on the protagonist, linguist Louise Banks (played by Amy Adams), who in her search for a way to communicate with aliens and protect humanity, goes through a process of self-discovery. Though this might sound a little too far-fetched for a fashion collection, Jiapei Li managed to create a real story with her clothes. The process of maturation was showcased through the evolution of fabrics and silhouettes, kicking off with a range of technical materials crafted into oversize outerwear pieces communicating a sense of protection. The collection then veered to self-conscious femininity with off-the-shoulder minidress and tops, the latter worn with flared pants with front slits, as well as asymmetric one-sleeved frocks. These clothes are not made for every woman on the planet, but with this collection, the designer demonstrated that her intellectual aesthetic can translate into a realistic wardrobe.