FW 21 COLLECTION
A Suspension of Time
"After a revisit of the achingly beautiful film Brokeback Mountain, the sustained melancholy evoked a desire in me to experience Wyoming's picturesque mountains and plains.
I took on a road trip through Wyoming's vast and still prairies into the idyllic yet lonesome mountains. Red dust trails paved the path in the rearview mirror, burnt orange cliffs emerged and passed by the car window, and the lonely sky cast an ethereal shadow, draping over the majestic mountains that fill my peripheral vision. The scenery inspired the perfect photograph I could only capture with my eyes and store in my memories."
Victor's travels remain the source of inspiration for the VICTOR LI FW21 collection. The lingering picturesque landscapes are reimagined onto the fabrics: washed denim mimics the erosion of granite and sand, is layered with colors that reflect the plunge of clear water. Motifs from vintage postcards collected along the way are interspersed into the collection theme. Silhouettes are loose and free but with strong tailoring elements. Denim has a strong presence in the collection, a durable yet versatile fabric that delivers its functionality and style through decades. The denim appears in various forms, including raw, tie-dye, printed, and is accompanied by liberal use of plaid and patterns. The collection highlights an interpretation of life once had on a western ranch, now found in a suspension of time.
Notably, Victor Li debuts his first women's collection for Fall/Winter 2021. Cropped blazers for women are cut close to the body and wrapped around the waist, finished with asymmetrical closure. Jeans borrow from the men's styles for a rugged and casual look. The seasonal postcard prints transfer from the men's collection to a blazer-on-skirt look.
Accessories, while informal, are vibrant. Western-inspired bolo ties are renewed with vegan leather cords and polished metal concho. To round out the looks, the Saddle Bag, as its name suggests, takes inspiration from a horse-riding trail bag; and the Tool Bag, completed with a buckle fastening to be worn across the body or on the waist. Finally, cowboy boots are introduced in a denim-leather combo as well as the classic polished black leather, finished with spur strap details.