He Yan is from a family of tailors. Graduating with a fashion design major from Wuxi Light Industry University, she started her design career in Shanghai and released designs in her name in 2004. Her client base has been growing since. In 2010, she began her cooperation with DONGLIANG. He Yan’s designs have implicit oriental aesthetics and details, thus gaining popularity from the mass. She spares no effort to display her creativity, dedication and pursuit of purity in her independent fashion shows, challenging herself time after time.