Highsnobiety

Designer: Li Ning

Location: New York Fashion Week

Season: FW19

Key Pieces: Low-top trail sneakers in muted purples and grays, athletic suiting with outdoors-inspired pockets, tracksuits referencing the Li Ning archives, voluminous trackpants, and throwback '90s-inspired graphic tees.

Editor's Notes: “This season is a journey” says Liad Krispin, a Y-3 alumni who currently oversees marketing for Chinese sportswear company Li Ning. It's a journey from the city to the countryside, reflected in the show through a train schedule that transitioned into rolling drone footage of Chinese national parks.

“The countryside in China is amazing—it's gorgeous—but everyone always thinks about Beijing or Shanghai,” continues Krispin. The city to country sojourn is reflected in the clothing, ranging from sleek tracksuits referencing the first ones Li Ning made back in 1990, to outdoor-inspired garms more suited for hikes in the country.

And then there were the pieces that were the best of both worlds, like pinstriped suits adorned with utilitarian pockets and adjustable bungee cords. The sneakers stood out as well, evolving Li Ning's sportswear heritage into the line where fashion and innovation meet. Several low-top trail-inspired silhouettes couldn't be any more different from the court-ready Way of Wade silhouettes the 30-year-old Chinese label is known for. It's a step in the right direction for the popular brand looking to build more buzz outside of its home country—all the while keeping its roots and heritage intact.

 

We Recommend
  • adidas' Hottest Basketball Shoe Is a Short King Now
    • Sneakers
  • For the Love of Levi's: Highsnobiety and the Denim Dynamo Paint NYFW 568 Blue
    • Culture
    • sponsored
  • Nina Chanel Abney Made the Perfect Jordan 3 Sneaker
    • Sneakers
  • From HOKA to Y-3, Browse This Week’s Best Sneaker Releases
    • Sneakers
  • Sandy Liang's Obsessed With Backs & Bows (EXCLUSIVE)
    • Style
What To Read Next
  • New Balance's Sleek Gym Shoe Stands on Barefoot Business
    • Sneakers
  • Dior's Giant Skate Shoes Are Wonderfully Beefy (& Lewis Hamilton-Approved)
    • Sneakers
  • Patta x Stüssy Is a Family Affair & Beyond (EXCLUSIVE)
    • Style
  • Kawhi & New Balance Cooked Up a Shockingly Beautiful Basketball Shoe
    • Sneakers
  • HOKA's Most Stylish Hiker Went Full-On Dad Shoe
    • Sneakers
  • How Many Pants Is Too Many Pants?
    • Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titel Media GmbH (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titel Media GmbH strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titel Media GmbH tests, remediates and maintains the Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.