Insider’s TALK – Vincent Li by Kiki Chen 三歲定八十，在時裝設計師 Vincent Li 身上並不管用。出生自上海的他，童年被栽培成一為舞者，長大成人卻脫下舞衣舞鞋，從事風馬牛不相及的 IT 行業，而最後，卻成為了一位獨當一面的時裝設計師。轉折人生，最後因為對時裝的熱愛而在這個行業停步，離鄉別井走去地球另一方墨爾本學習及創業。路愈是難走，就愈要堅持努力走，由門外漢到成為知名設計品牌 JW ANDERSON 的實習生，由設計初哥到發展個人品牌。從自家品牌的小規模架構，步入國際時裝行業的急速步伐，壓力令他喘不過氣，卻令他卻珍惜在時裝界的每一口氣。今集 Insider’s TALK 邀請到 Vincent Li 分享他的設計師生涯以及自家品牌的未來發展藍圖。 Read Full Article Text: Kiki Chen Photography: Yiyiu Design: Tanna Cheng Special thanks: Wear Dance...Read More
VINCENT LI STORY
Starting life in the vibrancy of Shanghai, China, Vincent Li trained as a dancer from a young age. He took the path into the technical world of IT from School but made the bold full circle of coming back to his true self by reentering the quixotic world of the arts to design fashion.
Vincent studied fashion in Melbourne and Hong Kong. In 2013, Vincent took his internship at J.W.ANDERSON when he returned to Australia to start his label, VINCENT LI, in 2014, which based in Melbourne. What is it about Vincent that we all remember on that first meeting? It’s the bright welcoming quiet friendliness and then the effervescent laughter that just about captures everyone into his world and leaves an indelible impression. But chat a bit further and you will find out more.
Vincent’s passion and love for fashion is not just to create something new and amazing to wear but it’s much deeper, he wants to capture the emotions and heart of the wearer. It’s not the aesthetics but the whole; you put the clothes on and then begin the journey into intellectual artisanship which each of his garments aims to instil. The designer’s personality is infused into every piece he creates. Vincent Li considers each of its seasons an expressive new chapter for the label. It starts with developing the depths of an intellectual topic and transforming a theme into what some may see as a piece of art to wear.
VINCENT LI clothes combine the soft almost feminine aspects the western eye detects in orientalism with the more masculine form of western men’s clothing. It’s something different; it might bring a hint of trepidation to the wearer but at the same time is uplifting because it also brings the wearer into a new aesthetic. As Vincent says, “beauty exists because perfection does not”.
EDITORIAL EXCLUSIVES Photography by Brett Walker Published June 2, 2018 Comm des garçons blazer, Vincent li overall, Peter Werth Boots Comm des garçons blazer, Vincent li overall Vincent li blazer, Mandatory pant Photographer: Brett Walker @brettwalkerphotography Model: Blake Thomas @blakethomaz from Iconique Mgmt @iconiquemgmt Stylist: Brett Bowen @brett_bowen...Read More
'W'Menswear PHOTOGRAPHY: Khiera Nicole www.khieranicole.com STYLIST: Mette Pors www.mmpors.com HAIR & MAKEUP: Georgia Gaillard @gg.mua MODEL: Lewis Macmaster @lewis_macmaster " 'W'Menswear " by Kiera Nicole - Stell Magazine...Read More
[embed]https://vimeo.com/226228907[/embed] CTF Curated | Melbourne is an exciting new initiative from the Council of Textile & Fashion. CTF Curated has consulted with new labels, established textile businesses, council, business development bodies, fashion festivals and more to pull together a rich program for labels and a series of exciting...Read More
CTF Curated | Melbourne - Capture Me Friday 2 June - St. Collins Lane | Gound Floor | 11AM - 9PM Wear it! Play it! Shop it! Capture it! Experiencing the latest creation from some emerging Australian Fashion Designers. It is a free and rare opportunity for you to be...Read More
CTF Curated | Melbourne - Fashion Film Night [embed]https://vimeo.com/207369333[/embed] 30 May - St. Collins Lane | Gound Floor | 6:30PM - 8:30PM Celebrate the collaboration of Fashion and Film. Catch up with Like-Minded People at Eye-Level. We will showcase a series of short films from Emerging Australian Fashion Designers. It...Read More
CTF Curated | Melbourne - Australia’s Emerging Fashion Labels The Council of Textile & Fashion (CTF) continue to grow Curated Melbourne in May and June, this time at two of Melbourne CBD’s prime retail locations, the Emporium and St. Collins Lane. Head to either location from the dates below and shop some...Read More