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ABOUT YVONNE

Yvonne Liao is a designer, entrepreneur and the founder of Yvonne Liao, a luxury footwear company based in New York City. Her designs empower women to rediscover fun and live more vibrant lives.

 

After spending her life designing and drawing shoes and clothes, Yvonne was frustrated with products that lack personality, creativity and color and began prototyping a collection of flats, sandals, mules, high heels and sneakers. With 10 years of experience working in the fashion industry, she made her first pair of stilettos in the summer 2019 and is planning to launch her first capsule collection in the Fall of 2022. 

A native of Singapore, Yvonne has a Bachelor’s degree from National University of Singapore and an MA in Luxury & Fashion Management from Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). She lives in New York City with her husband, 77lb lab mutt Momo, and an enormous closet of shoes.

VISION

"Our goal is to help women to rediscover the fun in footwear and share their excitement with the world."

~ Yvonne Liao

DESIGN PHILOSOPHY

Our colorful and distinctive footwear designs are conversation starters - about shoes, about fashion and about community for women who are not afraid to be different from the crowd.   

 

Our designs are inspired by the vibrant and energetic cities of Singapore, Hong Kong and New York where spectacular skyscrapers and unique people from all walks of life converge into colorful melting pots of food, art and cultures. 

 

With an understanding about the interconnectedness between people and their environments, we are committed to ethical sourcing and production processes that aim to mitigate negative environmental impacts of footwear, such as using vegan materials and working with factories that have ethical labor practices in place. 

"Sustainability is the forerunner of greater diversity and choice, not less. It offers meaningful work, greater diversity and choice, not less."

~ Paul Hawken, Environmentalist