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Hongman Li

Artist Bio

My name is Hongman Li and I am from Yiyang, a city close to Zi River in Hunan province, People’s Republic of China. I thought I would live in Yiyang for the rest of my life, however life has a funny way of changing its direction. When I was 14 years old my mother and I had the opportunity to go to America. We moved to Champlin, Minnesota. I am now pursuing a career in fashion design.

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Artist Statement

My clothing line is called New China Chic. By combining ancient Chinese cultural influences and incorporating modern materials and cuts into my designs I strive to create clothes that embody my heritage while being relevant and chic in today’s world.

Designer Looks

Kimono style top in an iridescent sheer fabric trimmed in silk taffeta and worn with a fringed wrap skirt accented with a pastel blue sash

Fitted sheath in peach silk taffeta with mandarin collar, Chinese frog and ball detail and an iridescent sheer bishop sleeve

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