I fist discovered Xiao Li when I attended the Royal College of Art MA graduation show.
She graduated with an MA in Womenswear Knitwear and graduation collection didn't leave industry insiders unresponsive. She went on to sell her creations at Opening Ceremony and 10 Corso Como in Beijing and Seoul and she has also been recently nominated for LVMH Young Fashion Designer Award. The designer made a splash with her 3D, oversized knitwear pieces combined with new innovative manufacturing techniques.
Her most recent collection signed "Keep healthy, Avoid fashion!" taps into the never-ending problem that the industry is facing: fast fashion vs. beautifully crafted design, but also goes a step further and makes a statement on the genetically modified produce we find on the market (GMO!OMG! knitted graphics and messages are to be noticed throughout the entire collection).