Wanyu Shao was born in Anyang, China. She graduated with a BFA degree in Fashion Design and a business minor in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Wanyu has interned at Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Narciso Rodriguez, and Vivienne Hu.
" I think fashion is given life by designers. I express my daily emotion, perspectives, experiences on my collections and used my design to tell the world about me. In my work, nature and organic are the most important elements. Such as sustainable fabric, natural dying, embellishments… I like to work with living things from nature instead of artificial fibers and use my way to give them a second life. My designs are me. I hope someone who wearing my design could express and showcase their unique individuality in the most confident way."