Oh Liliming @ VFW

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Clinging to the sunny hits afforded us last week, Liliming‘s spring/summer ’14 show @ Vancouver Fashion Week – nearly did me in. I considered chucking everything that’s not some iteration of her designs. Followed by reconsidering the move to balmier temps so as to wear more iterations of her designs. I see a pattern (pun intended).

Dubbed China’s “Knitting Queen,” founder Liming Li’s intricate, featherweight knits are sophisticated yet boho, exotic and retro – a carefree, bare feet kind of dressing, and sexy as hell.

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Mrs. Li holds the Guinness record as the world’s most prolific pattern designer and in 2009, her work was named an Official Cultural Heritage Landmark of Shanghai.

Using traditional knitting craftsmanship, her pieces represent weeks of work by artisans of which Li became a master before founding her brand in 1994.

In collaboration with Japanese artist Mikuo Konoki, her work was shown at Shun…

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