Slashed edges on oversized but minimalistic silhouettes were the defining feature for Claudia Li’s Spring/Summer 2016 runway show at New York Fashion Week. Structured sheath dresses and softly draped trousers were accented by woven tassels and intricately pleated hems in an assemblage created completely of knits. An ease was felt throughout the presentation, thanks to a curation of expert tailoring and beautiful lines with eye catching details that don’t distract from the overall brilliance of the garments. Dusty blue shirt dresses were done with exaggerated cuffs and collars, completed with stripes of fabric attached to the seams, drawing the eye along the silhouette of the dress. Blouses in the same muted blue found their voice through the heavy use of delicate gathering that added both depth and texture to the piece. Small details like stitches, slashes and pleats were exaggerated and worked as motifs throughout the collection. Li’s latest proves not only her mastery of her craft, but her knack for creating garments that speak their own language.