Lan Yu is a top Chinese fashion designer who is well known for her gorgeous bridal and couture gowns. Lan’s family knew she would grow up to do amazing things as she began learning the art of Su Xiu, a traditional embroidery style at the impressive age of six! Thirteen years later, in 2005, Yu began Lan Yu studios in Beijing and ever since then it has been a whirlwind of awards and success for this young and talented designer. In 2006 she was awarded for the “Best Minority Style Evening Wear” and in 2008 she traveled to the US to continue her education in NYC, all while remaining the creative director for her studio in Beijing. One year later Yu traveled back to China and regained ownership of her studio, that same year she was voted as one of “China’s Top 10 Designers” as well as “Designer with the Highest Media Attention”. Yu’s list of awards is almost too long to list but it is clear that the fashion and bridal world adore her.
Lan Yu’s designs infuse Chinese embroidery techniques with Western structural designs. Her Spring/Summer 2017 collection was her first ever to appear on the runway at New York International Bridal Week and she sure made a grand entrance. The collection is titled “Dream” and that’s exactly what it is. The designer’s dream worthy gowns feature pearl white, champagne gold and pale pink fabrics that bring to life the romantic feeling of a dream worthy wedding day.
Yu was inspired by the Hollywood actresses’ legends of the ‘20s, she masterfully reinterpreted tassels, three-dimensional flowers, glimmering crystals and many other elements straight off the golden age’s red carpet. It’s always a given than Yu’s designs will feature the best selection of high quality, luxurious and delicate fabrics and she didn’t disappoint with this most recent collection. The timeless and iconic laces were pared with imported sparkling sequins to create some of our favorite looks. Lan Yu’s Chinese culture and Hollywood glam inspiration meet bridal practicality in this glamorous Spring Summer 2017 collection.