China born, Paris based Shanshan RUAN has a diverse experience in the fashion industry. Since graduating from ESMOD Paris in June 2010, she has been carefully cultivating her skills, serving studio assistant at the young couturier Alexis Mabille’s namesake house, styling for Anne Valérie Hash and working for quintessential Parisian boutique L’Eclaireur.
At ESMOD, Shanshan specialized in ’Nouvelle Couture’, an influence that proves prominent in her work. Her very first pieces – dramatically sculpted dresses – were created using the tried and tested techniques of draping. Her second collection, with which she was selected as a finalist at the 28th edition of Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography, maintains that couture sense of accuracy, but applies it to ethereal fabrics and modern cuts.
In April 2013, her collection “IN MOTION” was endeared by the audience of the festival, which brought her the Public Prize of the City of Hyères.It is since then she decided to start a new journey by establishing her own women’s wear collection.