Shanghai Fashion Week: Emerging designers to watch

Shie Lyu has caught the eye of Anna Wintour, who paired her for US Vogue’s Designer Swap initiative with Stella McCartney. Shie Lyu transformed a Stella McCartney blazer from SS23 into a dramatic mermaid dress in her own style. “I wanted to use everything, even the bonding, to show the details, the hidden stitches — all the work that goes into design that people don’t even know about.” 

Liu is thoughtful but optimistic about the future. “If I had a partner that would be great as I’m so busy. I’m eager for the world to know our designs… There are no boundaries for design language.”

Bihan Lin

A new name to watch is 29-year-old Beijing-born Bihan Lin. After graduating from Central Saint Martins, Lin started talking to Tasha Liu of Labelhood. “The positioning is unique, a sporty feel with a tailoring style, but she was not ready [to

Read the rest