I got the wonderful opportunity to work backstage at her first independent show, sponsored by Akira Chicago, Michael Antonio Shoes, Wolverine Shoes and presented by Lumen, a trendy club on West Fulton Market. Her Fall/Winter 2011 line was filled with versatile separates that were deceptively western in style but eastern in influence. Not only can Christina gives you yards of silk chiffon, but she also brings tailored menswear into her line along with fur and leather details.
She's quickly becoming a master of her craft and each collection is developing into eclectic American sportswear.
Model Katy Elizabeth and Make-up Artist Celine Zeiger
Katy's hair, done by Elizabeth Ankenman
Western, cowboy inspired menswear.
I think what I love most about Christina's collection is her use of bullets, gun holsters and other oddball accessories. Obsessed with this bullet belt.
Fur. Shorts. I. Die.
Black leather, scalloped pants.
Structural leather bodice, even Lady GaGa would be jeal.
Katy's wearing a lace top for the collection.
The chiffon skirt was specialty dyed by Christina.
(10 Looks Are Not Shown)
Ready to walk.
Because I love a good shoe.
Because I was backstage helping out, I unfortunately missed the actual show but my girl, Nicole has all of the looks caught on the catwalk at Whiskey & Reverb. So check it out to see each individual look on the runway.
The show ran smoothly and successfully due to all the amazing help Christina received from the Akira team, Lumen, friends and family members. Make sure to check out her site, Christina Yi and start obsessing over refined student work before it's out of our price range. You can get Christina Yi scarves at ShopColumbia located at 623 S. Wabash.
"Fashion marks time." - Yohji Yamamoto