A brutal lockdown, a prima ballerina from the Matthew Bourne Company, an alternative fashion designer, and a creative photographer take to the empty streets of mayfair 

Dear Shaded Viewers,

This is from my dear friend Meihui Liu a little lockdown inspiration to lighten up our spirits. All clothes designed by Meihui Liu @victimfashionst. The images above are the result of  what happens when you combine a brutal lockdown, a prima ballerina from the Matthew Bourne Company, an alternative fashion designer, and a creative photographer.  Michela Meazza dances on mayfair’s empty streets in looks created by Meihui Liu. The performance is by @michelameazza. The dance lasted 40 minutes before the police came and said that this did not fall under ‘the essential’ during lockdown.

“..We all did this a a “love project”. I think magic always happens when you have no expectations and you create spontaneously. These days  the ability to be spontaneous has been taken away from us and there is danger in that. For me, the shoot was also about the power of five women coming together and creating something beautiful. To me, that is powerful” – Meihui Liu

Since last LONDON lockdown in Dec

“I decided to take an empty space in old Spitalfields Market as Artists residence for a show case of my collaboration with others artists –
And take the opportunity of the empty store to create  something beautiful even if it was just an exhibition in a window  – a work in Progress project collaborating with Creative Director Ann Shore who has always been a truly ssustainable fashion believer and a visionary who understands my sense of creation dating back to the beginning of my work.”

“We started the new installation in the beginning of January so that it would be ready for Valentine’s Day. Maryam Eisler photographed the prima ballerina, Michela Meazza, who is with the  Matthew Bourne Company.”

“Our common goal was simple: friendship and connectivity through creativity – essential attributes which make us human in my mind. it was also about the creation of something  ultimately beautiful and hopeful to be enjoyed and shared with the wider public at an unprecedented moment in history where such matters have clearly and most unfortunately taken a second row position.” Maryam Eisler

“I think people forget that dancers use their bodies and movement to express themselves; the moment you can’d do that, it’s like someone is shutting you down” – Michela Meazza, prima ballerina.


Outfits designed by Meihui Liu -victimfashionst

Shoes by @natachamarro

Art Direction by @ann.shore

Makeup by @melissavictorialee

Photography by Maryam Eisler

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.