A French luxury ready-to-wear brand, ALIANNA LIU was founded in Paris in 2018. This is a brand that caters to the elite, offering top-quality women’s wear designed with creativity and ingenuity. At the heart of ALIANNA LIU is Alianna herself. The designer draws inspiration from fairy tales, emphasizing our collective desire to remain children forever, even well into adulthood. She also looks to the ordinary objects and events in life, seeing the extraordinary in the everyday.
After traveling around the world, Alianna decided to follow her dream of becoming a designer, attending ESMOD Paris in order to learn the ins and outs of fashion design, patterning, and embroidery. She presented her first capsule collection in Paris in 2018. In all her works, there is a boldness of color and a uniqueness of thought, all tapered with her undeniable honesty, which is core to her philosophy as a designer.
“Working from the heart,” Alianna explains. “That is the key to being a designer. Thanks to my world travel experience, I am able to draw beauty from common life. I want my clients to look at what I have done and to feel what I feel.”
Alianna Liu’s winter collection has been entirely inspired by an encounter with a jellyfish bloom the time she was surfing, expressing through the prints, color palette, and patterns.
“I’ve always been drawn to the art form of nature.” said the designer about the inspiration for her latest work.“Last summer, I spent most of my time at the beach right before I got the idea about this collection. One day, the noon-time sun was heating, I was in the middle of the sea, relaxing on the board, away from everything else. The azure sky was there, upon the calm, green sea. It was almost as perfect as a painting. Then I saw a jellyfish bloom right beneath me. This transparent little creature was moving around and have tentacles hanging down. I had this feeling of fear. I know some have tentacles that can stretch 2 meters, and some are as small as a thumbnail. But I can’t keep my eyes from its beautiful movements. ”
The fall collection this year is colorful, mature, vivid and feminine. The electric, ungodly alien inspires the patterns of the collection. Prints were the pictures reminded in dreams, after the experience of the bloom, hand drew by the designer. “At once these exquisite life forms are elegant and mysterious. The hand-stitched materials highlight the pieces with swirling patterns in different shades of blue.