Jason Wu is a Taiwanese-Canadian designer known for his empowering, feminine dresses. His designs have been worn by Kerry Washington and Michelle Obama, among others.
Michelle Obama once praised Wu for his unparalleled attention to fit and detail and for his deep understanding of how women want to feel in their clothing.
Kerry Washington in a Jason Wu design
Huishan Zhang developed his style while studying in London. Today, his work combines “Eastern heritage and Western influences.”
He was handpicked to intern at the House of Dior in Paris, and was the first Chinese designer to be stocked at Barney’s.
In 2013, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum featured Zhang’s ‘Dragon Dress.’ He was the first Chinese designer to enter the museum’s permanent collection.
Alexander Wang is one of the most prominent Chinese-American designers. His eponymous brand is known for its blacked-out urban designs.
In his SS19 show, Wang touched on the personal and political issues of immigration.
Guo Pei is best known for her elaborate couture. She has designed outfits for many Chinese celebrities and, famously, Rihanna at the 2015 Met Gala.
Rihanna’s iconic Met Gala dress
Guo Pei was the first Asian-born designer to become a guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture.
Phillip Lim, born in Thailand to Chinese parents, works out of New York City.
He’s passionate about addressing the stigma behind ‘Made in China’ labels and proudly produces his clothing in China to challenge stereotypes.
Uma Wang, who studied fashion in London and China, has become known for her innovative use of texture and draping, beautiful tailoring, and meticulous detailing.
Her effortlessly elegant creations first made waves at Paris Fashion Week, and she has since showcased collections at Fashion Weeks in London, Shanghai, and Milan.