Barbie Role Models: Lan Yu (China)

Fashion Designer


Lan Yu

Born into a family of embroiderers with a one-hundred-year legacy, Lan Yu is the most influential millennial fashion designer promoting traditional culture in China. She brought Suzhou embroidery to the Grand Palace in Paris and the exquisite workmanship amazed the crowd. Lan Yu established her original brand, LANYU in 2015, adhering to the design and business philosophy of “just for love, just for you”. She With an ingenious combination of Chinese traditional Suzhou embroidery skills and western advanced materials, her designs continue to show a unique charm. Yu also contributes to the development of the industry by promoting women's economic empowerment and making them aware of the value of their traditional skills. She was recently invited to participate in the Boao Forum for Asia Young Leaders in 2015.