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AJ Li is a menswear designer and camera shy photographer from San Francisco who graduated from parsons school of design with a bfa in fashion in may 2018.  Having interned for several top menswear designers in New York City, she has developed a knowledge base that helps to propel her work forward and allows for informed experimentation. She disrupts familiar menswear silhouettes and elements through processes of re-patterning or recreating fabric and hardware while keeping in mind the classic functionality of traditional workwear. A constant thirst to discover something new is what drives her to explore with materials, and the garments she creates are practical while the treatments and details make the wearer stand out in a crowd. She wants her garments to provoke curiosity and create the possibility for a line of communication between the wearer and their observers.