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NYFW | Son Jung Wang + Claudia Li

As New York Fashion Week adjusts to the new norm of COVID protocols, Spring Studios in Soho New York looked a lot fuller with fashion enthusiasts and industry attendees for FW22. The studio hosted a handful of onsite presentations, live shows and fashion talks. The NYFW schedule included designers Son Jung Wang and Claudia Li along with many others, but I was only able to attend a small few. Below are my favorite edits from their collections.


Son Jung Wan returned to NYFW for Fall/Winter 2022 sharing a collection focusing on emphasizing women's silhouette through natural draping, voluminous pleating, and dramatic collar detailing with sophisticated yet rhythmical colors and textures.

Celebrity attendees included actors Eric West, Shannon Wallace, singer Iniko, RHOM Guerdy Abraira, Milane Fiesen, Jessica Markowski, Vienna Skye, Tanaye White and Jordan Emanuel along with a dose of reality TV & content creators including Aaliyah Jay.

Here are a few of my favorite edited from the collection.


Claudia Li

On February 16th, fashion designer Claudia Li released her Fall Winter 2022 Ready-to-wear collection titled “Once upon a time…”

The collection is an homage to Li’s Chinese heritage. Inspiration was drawn from films by director Zhang Yi Mo and memories of ancient Chinese bedtime stories that Li’s Grandma told her as a child. A scene from Zhang Yi Mo’s movie “Curse of the Golden Flower”, where the entire palace grounds were covered with chrysanthemums, inspired the prints this season: the Pink Chrysanthemum print, Flower Shower print, and the Jet Li print. “Chinese Red” and “Jolly Green” colors are prominent in the collection, vivid colors of scenes in Zhang Yi Mo’s movie “Hero”.

Traditional Chinese silhouettes were referenced through wrapped dresses, trapezoid sleeves, and high waisted vests. Flowy silhouettes, trapeze shapes, and armor like structured pieces were prominent throughout the collection.

For the tufted looks, Li worked with artist Sam Crow to create the tufted poncho, skirt, coat, bags and some of the shoes.

Chinese knots were interpreted into macrame honey holder bags, tote bags and gilets with long fringes.

Below are a few favorites edited from the collection, which became

available for pre-order on February 25th at

After the show, ran into fashion designer Sergio Hudson for a quick photo-op


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