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Laurence & Chico collection Spring Summer 2018. Laurence & Chico is a Canadian womenswear brand established in 2015 by Laurence Li and Chico Wang. The brands inspiration comes from Laurence’s personalized illustrations depicting their daily lives. The illustrations show only Laurence and Chico drawn as two human characters, whereas friends and family are all characterized into animals, plants, fruits or vegetable figures. Laurence’s illustrations evoke a unique sense of humor with vivid colors inspiring Chico to use elements from such to create an imaginative bold yet delicate prints and silhouettes for their collections. Laurence Li and Chico Wang both studied at Parsons. Chico majored in Fashion Design and has worked with top luxury brands including McQueen, Givenchy, Miu Miu and world-renowned luxury boutique, Lane Crawford. Laurence majored in Fashion Marketing and worked in Barneys Buying Department.
The Spring/Summer 2018 collection, “Makeup Factory,” is inspired by Laurence’s fantasies about the glamorous world of makeup and their friend Cui “Masa” Xiaohong, creator of Chinese cosmetics brand Marie Dalgar. Original hand-drawn characters depicted in the prints this season include Snake Blush Brush, Grape Brush, Ladybug Brush, Bee Mascara and Powder Foundation with Lion’s Eyes
Photos Credit © BFA