“I’m achieving the dream I had at Whitecliffe. I have my own label, brand and store,” declares fashion designer Lan Yu.
After Lan, graduated from Whitecliffe in 2009, she returned to her east China home city where she spent three years working in three different fashion companies; women’s wear, men’s wear and a handbag label.
In 2012 she successfully established her own label, LANGLEYU, offering women’s street wear and wedding and evening gown designs.
“Then in May this year I opened my first store within a large department store.”
Now with her own label and store, Lan is utilising all the skills learned at Whitecliffe.
“I usually spend the morning with my dressmaker and my assistant working on new designs. In the afternoon, I work with my photographer and my graphic designer, I also visit my store to check displays and sales. There is always plenty to do.”