2018, Yuan Li started talk “Wear Your Heart On Your Head” at China Exchange, about her own journey of self-expression, feminism, multiculturalism and individualism in London and in fashion, also her inspirations from cultural icons and the contemporary artists abound her, to inspire people express themselves through hats and style. The talk will become a regular program.
YUAN LI LONDON designed “Feminist” feather headdresses for comedian and feminism influencer Deborah Frances-White, the headdress and the image was used to remark “100th Anniversary of British Women's Right to Vote” by Guardian Live in London Palladium in 2018. Later the headdress become the cover of Debrah’s new book “The Guilty Feminist”, which was praised by Dame Emma Thompson as "Essential reading on the planet". At the The Guity Feminist book launch party
Royal Ascot Ladies day 2018 , I introduced collection of hats inspired by art and couture in my Chinese heritage. The "Happiness in red" hat was included in "Most spectacular hats in Royal Ascot Ladies Day" in Harpers Bazaar Magazine, also reported by BBC, The Mirror, The Sun, Get Reading etc, and included in Royal Ascot official film of the Ladies day 2018.
One fine day with many of my customers and fellow milliners, and of course, the Queen:-)