Next up on the Paris Fashion Week bandwagon is a set of snaps from Yang Li's SS17 womenswear show, photographed by Adam Katz Sinding. Now in his 10th season, the Beijing-born, London-based designer's collection was, according to the show notes, "about destroying luxury to give it a raw and spontaneous element," which translated to a lot of unfinished seams, raw edges and pieces oddly pierced together from exotic skins.
Supple leather trousers and skirts were completely split in half then baseball stitched together using thick, contrasting lace. Hot pants, bombers, camisole dresses, trenches, sleeve embellishments and shoes were cut from glossy python skin. There was nipple-freeing aplenty, considering the amount of netted sheath pieces and sheer busts that flaunted their way down the catwalk (and into the retinas of the those planted front row).
Unlike Francesca Eastwood (remember when she torched that $100,000 Birkin bag?), Yang Li knows a thing or two about making the destruction of expensive fabrics look sexy, not obnoxious.
For more from Paris Fashion Week, check out Rick Owens' futuro-goth creations.