London Fashion Week AW15
Second Camera for BrightonArt @ Freemasons’ Hall
C.J.Yao was raised in Shanghai, China, educated in London. She graduated from womenswear Central Saint Martins in London in 2012. Her wooden collecton has been selected and show successfully at the press show 2012 and also features in i-D, Vulture, Dmag etc. She was described as ‘next generation’ by i-D magazine. She has also worked for Alexander McQueen during her studies.
Yao has made her debut in China in October 2014 during Shanghai Fashion Week to present her 2015 spring and summer collection. Since her attention attracted London Graduation Show of Central Saint Martins in 2012, the young talent Yao has deliberately kept a low profile in establishing and running her own label, which is registered, both in the UK and China. After two season’s preparation, she finally presents her name brand C.J. YAO in Shanghai.
Before going to London to study Fashion Design, She awarded the 1st Runner Up of Asian Young Fashion Designers contest at Singapore Fashion Week in 2006.
The label ‘C.J. YAO’, is based on developing the ideas of the new aesthetic appreciation of women with contemporary lifestyles and attitudes.
It is not only filled with power and pioneers, but also carries modern and grace, becoming the distinctive and unforgettable visual memories.