Searching for What's real by finding beauty within imperfection.
Maria began creating garments in 2015. Mostly self taught, many nights were spent in her parents garage toiling away; forgetting herself, creating someplace else.
Founded by MARIA LIU IN 2020 // MLIU as a concept ORIGINATed out of necessity. A creative outlet to offset harboured negative emotions and pre-existing trauma.
MLIU Exists To tell a story from the heart.
to showcase what's real by finding beauty within the imperfections.
A SYMBOL OF WHAT'S REAL. A REPRESENTATION OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE.
LOVE CANNOT EXIST WITHOUT HATE,
HAPPINESS WITHOUT PAIN,
THE SUN WITHOUT THE MOON.
warmth without the cold,
YANG WITHOUT YIN.
LIFE IS A CONSTANT BALANCE OF THESE DEFINITIVE OPPOSING STATES OF BEING.
A collection of chapters, when tied together, share a story.
All “CHAPTERS” are Inspired by moments and experiences from Maria's life, past and present.
MLIU is a form of meditation and release.
Maria, Sharing her pain with the world, letting go and leaving that moment, or chapter of her life behind.
The stories from each chapter are told within the garments crafted.