Ava Yi-Ping Zhou is a New York-based fashion designer with a leading focus on menswear. She pursued her studies at Parsons School of Design in New York City. In addition to earning her BFA, she exchanged at Central Saint Martins to further her study in menswear design. The experiences have broadened her perspectives and shaped her multi-level thinking that is carried out in physical forms of beauty and aesthetics. Her style of work values the idea of seasonless and genderless fashion.
Ava’s design choices reflect her philosophy of respecting fashion as a form of art. She has developed her unique way of making and creating structures with experimental drapes to find the perfect balance of what is theatrical and commercial, bringing new dimensions to the human body.
Upon completion of her degree at Parsons. Her thesis project “Melancholy Fantasies” has been featured in Vogue’s Top Graduates of Parsons class of 2021 and in Vogue China’s 2021 September issue.