2008 Graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Awarded first for graduate collection.
2009 Honoured with ‘best fashion designer of the year’ awarded by cosmopolitan.
Participated in the CCDC China contemporary design contest and won ellassay fashion innovation award.
Given ‘best fashion designer’ award by China national garment association and CCTV.
Joins raffles design institute as fashion design lecturer
Ran Fan translates architectural aesthetics and contemporary art into versatile collections, which feature clean, powerful silhouettes at one time, or fluid, minimal lines at another. The use of details reflective of architectural beauty and elegance has been a consistent theme of her design ethos, which also persists in craftsmanship and solid silhouettes. RanFan is designed for modern, elegant and feminine perfectionists.
Tao Wangis a board member of Shanghai Ribo Fashion Group, Designer of boradcast. Thanks to Wang's excellent management and design, broadcast: bo is now one of the most sccessful womenswear design brands available on the Chinese market. In 2013, broadcast: Bo had over 2.3 billion RMB market shares and nearly 800 stores in Mainland China.
The life of Wang can be called legendary. She was sent to Japan when she was littel due to family reason, and then went back to Shanghai to study History. After graduation, she went to Japan again to study fashion design in Tokyo Mode. As the only student who had zero design background, she managed to become the assistant of Junko Koshino, who is one of the best designers in Japan. She became one the few Chinese designers who have made it in Japan. For further study, she went to Europe and finally decided to live in UK. However, she was invited back to China in 2002.
Tao Wang launched her high-end designer brand “Taoray Wang” in September 2014, and has shown her collections twice in New York Fashion Week.
Zuliang Li/ Oudifu
OUDIFU is a Shanghai-based affordable luxury brand of ‘ready-to- wear’ woman’s apparel begun by it’s founder & creative directive Zhuliang Li in 2006.
In 1981 at age 11, Zhuliang Li, the 7th of 8 children, was sent by his parents to a tailor to learn the fundamentals of design. Zhuliang Li never went to fashion school. This was how and when Zhuliang Li began his fashion passage, detailing styles for various individuals, as well as face-to-face communication with the customer, bequeathing himself with a deep sense of consciousness for different female body type configurations...their shapes, needs, and wants.
On February 16 at the A/W 2015 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, OUDIFU made his 2nd presence at the New York Fashion Week, utilizing his latest theme, the extinct Wooly Mammoth, which once coexisted with early humans.
Vivienne Hu is a New York based designer with diverse life experience. Before her fashion endeavors she had a business background and has worked in the Investment Banking industry in New York. Her decision of the critical career shift stems from her zeal for fashion and her love of all things creative. Vivienne Hu established her brand and debuted her first Spring/Summer collection in 2012, after a fashion degree from Parsons the New School for Design and an accumulation of industry experience at Oscar de la Renta and Yigal Azrouel.
She launched her first flagship store in Soho, New York in 2013. Since then she has steadily built up her customer base, and has been requested to serve industrial duties and dress celebrities’ red carpet events. Her designs have been featured in various fashion magazines like Elle, Bazaar, Art and Designs, and Elegant. In addition to her couture and ready-to-wear lines, Vivienne also designs customized gowns for her celebrity clientele and her New York based customers.
Till now Vivienne Hu has had 10 seasons’ design collections, and the collections exhibits an impressive blend of European classic elegance, New York urban glamour and Asian exoticism. Such inspirations come from her unique cross-continental life experiences: grew up in Asia, educated in Europe, and pursued professional development in US.
Since the summer of 2012, Vivienne Hu has been hosting her fashion runway shows every year, and since September 2014, she has been running her brand’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway shows in New York.
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