maria chen

maria chen has worked in her south london studio on exclusive outfits since 1998. some of these outfits have been worn by david bowie, when he is on tour. the designer makes two stipulations: maria chen pieces have to be comfortable and have to feel old. she re-designs second hand items. her trousers fall like curtains and have pockets on the sides. she prints old carpet patterns on funky nightwear. when she was a child, she was taught to sew by her grandmother in a village in taiwan. after a stopover as a fashion photographer in new york, chen realised that she preferred to make fashion. although she has been less active since 2005, fashion distributor oki-ni sells maria chen in london. 

2 high street
london kt10 
tube station hounslow central


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