Friday, 31 July 2009

Victim Portobello Road

How could I ignore Mei Hui Liu? I saw her today walking towards Portobello Market. I love the way Mei Hui has styled her outfit. The soft vintage florals of Mei Hui's customised dress are given a hard edge by adding a wide black belt at her waist, accessorised with an oversized tartan bag, argyle pattern tights and powder pink wedges. Oooh! those shoes are amazing!

Mei Hui has a talent for customising vintage pieces. Her label Victim began in 2000 with the use of a second hand sewing machine and a passion for vintage clothes and textiles. Mei's re-constructed one-off pieces were sold from her boutique Victim, Fashion Street in London's East End. Her journey continued with off-schedule shows during London Fashion Week, collaborations with the Institute of Contemporary Art, her label being stocked internationally and the opening of a new boutique in Marshall Street, just off London's Carnaby Street.

Victim's style is very dinstinctive and may not be to everyone's taste. However, you cannot deny that Mei Hui has a talent for injecting new life into previously unwanted vintage fabrics.

Victim Fashion Street. Autumn Winter 09 Collection.