DESIGNER NAME: Yu Zhou
BACKGROUND: Yu Zhou is from China but his business is based in both London and Beijing.
SIGNATURES: “Yu’s designs place an emphasis on the wearer's feeling, experience and personal expression. There is a focus on detail, opulent textiles as well as clean silhouettes with elaborate cuts combined with print and handicraft.”
TRADEMARK PIECE: “A digital print fishtail-shape dress with flowing, draped details and elaborate cuts."
THE COLLECTION: "Entitled Wonderland of Alice, named after an unexpected trip to Oxford. It is inspired by infantility and simplicity of Alice, as well as her independence and strength. The collection centres on the view of Wonderland for an older Alice: a world of fantasy. The collection features embroidery, soft natural colours and a romantic digital print.”
WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT? “Establishing the labels language and style and broadening my business in the UK and Asian market.”
IF YOU COULD DRESS ANYONE, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY? “Natalie Portman.”