Camille Liu is a French-Chinese womenswear designer based in London, founder of the brand PARISER.
PARISER’s studios are based in East London at the Sarabande Foundation.
Liu was educated as a knitwear designer at Central Saint Martins, trained in couture techniques from Chanel’s Maison Lemarié, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen and Atelier Vernoux, and raised as a pattern cutter by her mother. Under PARISER, she is uniquely able to clash codes of the hand-crafted decorative, with the sincerity and comfort of the tactile.
PARISER’s visual signature resides in the mixing the medium of knitwear with vocabulary from jewellery design, using ornamented vocabulary of chains, stones, rhinestones, pearls and organically blending it into the heritage of knitwear.
This precious approach to textiles is created to instil preciousness in a world of disposable objects, and to bring the longevity of jewellery into the ever changing world of fashion.
Motifs of decay and the effects of time and wear regularly take place in PARISER’s collections. Artisanally unfinished trims, dripping rhinestone embroidery, and frayed fabrics are utilised as Liu subverts her training, exploring methodologies in which these timeless artisinal techniques can be re-expressed to evoke the passage of time in the name of what Liu terms Broken Elegance, evoking objects held onto through generations, or artefacts from another age.
PARISER creates everlasting objects, interpretation of codes of evening-wear for the modern woman.