Art, fashion and design are bond together in a seamless circle.
On the occasion of his Parisian debut, Shanghai-based designer Jun Li proved that creativity has no limits. Under the creative direction of Le Paradox Agency, the up-and-coming designer showcased his latest Fall / Winter 2016 -2017 collection together with the paintings of French artist Aurelia Leplumey and the objects and furniture made by architect and interior designer Sophie Dries exclusively for the exhibition. Connected by a strong aesthetic similarity, the works on display filled the space with outstanding synergy.
Drawing inspiration from diverse art forms Jun Li reworks the classic codes of menswear in a subtle, original way. For the Winter season, Jun reflects on the renowned “Concetto Spaziale” paintings by Lucio Fontana through designs that focus on volumes and proportions. Pure and highly sartorial silhouettes are adorned with unexpected cuts on the back of jackets and coats, adding unexpected movement to the extreme minimalism of the clothes. ‘Accessory’ details disappear: the pockets and collars of the jackets are replaced with subtle seams, layered threefold fabrics unveal a careful juxtaposition of the materials and the intention to go beyond the garments’ 3D quality. Graphic and austere, Jun Li has started a silent revolution that rejects seasonal trends, asserting an ideal of basic elegance.