Lan Yu, whose brand LANYU made its NYFW debut in Sept. 2016, is regarded as one of Asia’s most influential fashion designers.
Lan Yu is regarded one of the Asia’s most influential designers. Her brand, LANYU, which combines Western techniques with Chinese cultural influences, debuted in September 2016 at New York Fashion Week.
In recent years, Lan Yu has dominated the world of Chinese fashion, earning accolades from stars, designers, and the media. Drawing from her ballerina background (she began dancing at age five) Lan Yu’s design aesthetic is youthful and innovative, while maintaining a deep respect for her cultural heritage.
Lan Yu obtained a bachelor’s degree from the Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology before going on to study at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology. She has won several awards including “China’s Top Ten Designers” by the China Designer Association;" “Asia's Most Influential Designer” at the Asian Fashion Awards and “Most Favored Designer by Superstars” by Cosmopolitan. She has also been named to Forbes China's list of “2014 Forbes China 30 Under 30.”