"Behind every pair of shoes is a story waiting to be told. I hope that my brand share stories about empowerment and possibilities among women who wear my shoes" Yvonne Liao
Born and raised in Singapore, Yvonne always has a passion for art and fashion. Her mother saw the creative potential in her at a young age and decided to enroll Yvonne in various art and dance classes when she was five years old. Yvonne went on to study dance, art and painting until she was 18 where she dabbled in ballet, Chinese dance and various art medium such as watercolor, acrylics and oil painting.
As a teenager Yvonne started translating her design aesthetics into fashion. She became particularly interested in footwear and had easily over 60 pairs of shoes in her shoe cabinet in her heyday of footwear obsession, with all shoe boxes carefully labelled with the picture of the shoes.
In 2011, Yvonne decided to travel down the less travelled path and pursue her passion in fashion full-time after being an educator for six years. She left Singapore for the United States to study fashion in Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia. She received her Master's Degree in Luxury and Fashion Management in 2012 and was conferred the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award at her graduation.
After 10 years of working in the fashion industry in New York, Yvonne is looking forward to the current project she is developing - the Yvonne Liao footwear brand that combines her Singapore cultural background, love for art and unique eye for fashion.