As mentioned, Li Xiaoyan won the gold prize for the best spring/summer collection at China Fashion Week 2009. She gave me the scarf after the photo, which was taken in her studio. Born in Taipei, Miss Li arrived on the Mainland in 1994. She has designed for a whole range of labels before her current one, Fangfang, and the focus is on 100% cotton and natural colors.
Sorry for the lag time that sometimes occurs between the photos being taken and their appearing here. Photos taken for my column in Modern Weekly must first appear in print.