Designer Andrea Jiapei Li Has Caught The Attention Of The Fashion World

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Get to know the New York-based designer

The following feature appears in the February 2017 issue of NYLON.

Since starting her namesake label in 2014, Andrea Jiapei Li has caught the fashion world’s attention, having been both a finalist for the 2015 H&M Design Award and a semifinalist for the 2015 LVMH Prize.

Her spring ‘17 collection, “Her Name Is Dada,” takes a cue from the early 20th-century movement pioneered by Marcel Duchamp. Li was inspired by the spirit of Dada, which she says embodies “the artistic process that goes against the norm.”

Here, get to know everything about Li, from her favorite fabrics to her snack of choice.

Astrological sign

Women who are not afraid to take risks, and who have an optimistic and playful attitude toward life

Materials of choice
Sportswear fabrics

Fun fact
I have an adorable pit bull mix named Luna. I adopted her last year just before fashion week—still not sure if that was good or bad timing!

Dream travel destinations
Japan and Los Angeles

Personal wardrobe staple
White cotton shirt

Favorite spot in New York
Chelsea—I love the galleries.

Last novel you loved
Since high school, I’ve always been more of a magazine girl.

Favorite film of all time
Paolo Sorrentino’s The Consequences of Love

Daily soundtrack
COS stores’ Soundcloud playlists

Drink order
Sparkling water

Standby snack
Cheetos and chips

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video]



Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images.

As in Black Panther Political Party leader

It's been a running joke that the Black parents/grandparents of millennials were really confused about all of the Black Panther hoopla ahead of its 2018 release. Many of them were anticipating a movie about members of the Black Panther Political Party and didn't know who the hell T'Challa was. Well, those people are about to have their moment, and we're about to have another one.

Variety is reporting that Fred Hampton, the Black Panther leader at the center of the upcoming biopic Jesus Was My Homeboy, could be played by none other than Daniel Kaluuya. Apparently, he is in negotiations for the role. And he's not the only Black Panther alum in the mix. The Warner Bros. project is being produced by Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler. The same article reports that the forever swoon-worthy Lakeith Stanfield—who appeared with Kaluuya in Jordan Peele's Get Out—is also in negotiations, to play William O'Neal, an FBI informant who infiltrated the Black Panther Party.

Coogler and Charles King are putting together a dream cast to tell a difficult story. Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department, while his pregnant girlfriend lay next to him, thanks in part to information they received from O'Neal. Whenever it's out, I strongly recommend having Black Panther queued up as a palate cleanser.