Private Policy – SPRING 2021 MENSWEAR
Sheer cardigans and faux leather baggy joggers and blazers mixed well with lilac cargo pants and a cowl-neck slip dress. Li and Qu showed easy, loosely tailored suiting as well as throw-on-and-go trenches. The classic Private Policy club kid edge was visible but didn’t overpower. Even the nod to Aphrodite, which was a sketch embroidery depicting the famous Botticelli painting of the goddess’s birth, wasn’t overtly on-the-nose.
Focusing their collections on Soho, Chinatown and Lower East Side kids, Parsons graduates Haoran Li and Siying Qu take a stand with its socially impactful collections. Launched in 2015, their label Private Policy takes high-quality fabrics such as satin, velvet, silk, wool and fur and combines them with classic shapes to create a visual and tactile sensation. Focusing on reinventing downtown streetwear, Private Policy offers gender-neutral silhouettes with a wide range of sizing.