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Who is Anna Yinan Zhou? ‘Project Runway’ designer creates line amid the global pandemic

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Anna Yinan Zhou prepares for new challenges while on the “Project Runway” on Bravo. occurs

Bravo’s hippest show is returning and we feel the need to update our wardrobes ASAP! ‘Project Runway’ returns with a lot of fanfare for Season 19 and we can’t wait to see the styles this season.

“Project Runway” is a reality series in which fashion designers are confronted with unique challenges and tasks in the competition for the title and price. For the creative minds of designers, obstacles are nothing less than creative growth. Contestants must drop out each week while finalists prepare a line for New York Fashion Week. After the catwalk shows, the jury will select the winner, with that participant listed as “the next great American designer”.

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Who is Anna Yinan Zhou?

Anna Yinan Zhou is a 32-year-old designer from San Francisco. Anna Zhou is originally from Shanghai and came into contact with art at an early age because her family had an artistic background. Her father, who is a sculptor, is considered to be one of her greatest influences, who led her to study fine arts since she was 13, a great movement that stimulates her growth.

She then studied fashion and graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco with a degree in fashion design. She mentioned designer Mimi Tao as one of her inspirations and is close to her. She will appear as one of 16 designers on Season 19 of Project Runway.

After working with brands like Marchesa, Zhou let her creativity run wild and started her own line called ORAZ during the global pandemic. Anna even launched two seasonal collections featured in a popular fashion magazine – Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). Inspired by her personal life and experiences, Zhou’s designs focus on moody, dark and abstract aesthetic centers. Anna is very open and speaks out against crimes against the AAPI community. She wants to empower her people with her collection and believes in using her creations as a weapon to fight social problems like gender inequality and racial discrimination.

Season 19 of Project Runway premieres Thursday, October 14th at 9:00 p.m. ET / PT. After the show premieres, you can watch new episodes on Bravo every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET / PT.

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