Starting life in the vibrancy of Shanghai, China, Vincent LI trained as a dancer from a young age. He took the path into thetechnical world of IT from School but made the bold full circle of coming back to his true self by reentering the quixoticworld of the arts to design fashion.
Vincent studied fashion in Melbourne and Hong Kong 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 welcomingquiet friendliness and then the effervescent laughter that just about captures everyone into his world and leaves anindelible 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, hewants to capture the emotions and heart of the wearer. It's not the aesthetics but the whole; you put the clothes on andthen begin the journey into intellectual artisanship which each of his garments aims to instil. The designer's personality isinfused into every piece he creates. It starts with delving the depths of an intellectual topic like his first collection Existenceand transforming a theme into what some may see as a piece of art to wear.
The designer has not forgotten his roots of the magnificent history of China that he combines with tenets of westernfashion. VINCENT LI clothes combine the soft almost feminine aspects the western eye detects in orientalism with the moremasculine form of western men's clothing. It's something different; it might bring a hint of trepidation to the wearer but atthe same time is uplifting because it also brings the wearer into a new aesthetic. As Vincent says, "beauty exists becauseperfection does not".
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