Last night at Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, Swedish chanteuse Lykke Li hosted an intimate listening of her new album, I Never Learn, and wowed the small crowd of journalists, label execs and, randomly, art world big wig Jeffrey Deitch, with a four-song acoustic performance. In a brief backstage interview, Li discussed her design debut, a capsule collection with the label & Other Stories, that’s slated to launch in Europe, and potentially in the US, this fall. The collection will stick close to Li’s signature style of voluminous shapes, chunky heels and, obviously, tons of black.
I’ve done a whole line of black clothes for somber times. I’m a very bad shopper. I hate going to stores and I can never find what I want. Basically, I want to wear something that has no seams – like, I just don’t want to wear anything. I’d rather go naked. So I always had to make my own stuff.
I Never Learn, drops May 5th. Watch the video for her lead single, “Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone” below and revisit her F77 cover story “Getting To The Heart of Lykke Li.”