For SS22, Li-Ning casts heritage outerwear through a contemporary lens, transforming it with bold colours and exaggerated details.
When Li-Ning first launched in 1990, its namesake founder had a clear goal: to provide Chinese athletes with a national brand to wear on the world stage at the Olympics. Fast forward 31 years and the label has evolved into something much more multi-faceted; Li-Ning now creates envelope-pushing footwear and garments that feature everywhere from tracks to runways.
This commitment to innovation and pushing boundaries is something that comes natural to Li-Ning; after all, the label’s eponymous founder is a six-time medal-winning gymnast — a dedication to performance that shines through in the products the label develops.
For SS22, the label leans in on that focus, creating pieces that’re heavily inspired by the great outdoors. The approach is experimental, as is typical of Li-Ning, combining bold colours, exaggerated cuts and utilitarian details. The footwear mirrors that bold aesthetic, with styles like the Cosmos Premium — which is heavily inspired by the label’s archives — and the Millenium Era with its exaggerated design lines.