As China’s paradigm of forward athletic design, trend, and innovation, Li-Ning descended on Shanghai’s Fall/Winter 2021 Fashion calendar this week with a multi-faceted, destination presentation staged in the country’s cherished and storied Henan province.

Titled “Model, Remodel”, the collection mixes references to classical Chinese garment design, modern pop-culture moments, and multiple revolutionary creative movements of the past fifty years. Elements clash as street culture, Chinese mythology, and Western design history—’70s punk, ’80s New Wave—are collapsed and collaged into pieces that are wholly new. Yet rather than being lost or obscured, these disparate references remain in constant dialog with one another.