Ran Q Huang

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I remember to this day my relief when one of my high school teachers told me that asking questions was a sign of intelligence and something to be nurtured, not stifled. So when Ran equated her love for SLU to her own inquisitive nature (she told me how she enjoys sitting on the subway, noticing certain people’s styles and fantasizing about their life stories), it was music to my ears. For me, it is the exchange of narrative and connection to each other, not just the snapshot, that we are most inspired by here at StyleLikeU. Ran’s imagination comes from a heritage that is rich in history and culture. Her grandfather was a soldier in WWII and introduced her to opera, and her parents lived through the Cultural Revolution in China. Ran is a burgeoning clothing designer with lots of magical ideas to spare. A piano gave rise to a skirt that turns into a shawl and scarf, and the buildings in Times Square covered in advertisements inspired her to make a dress out of magazine tears in reverance to them (to her, the buildings, covered in their advertisments, look as if they are wearing clothes).

If you like Ran, you might also enjoy Aki Goto and Amanda Doman.

  • sophie

    yay ran!!!!!! <3

  • Anna b. young

    she is amazing!

  • Wrecked Stellar

    Really love how she sees pieces not for what they look like upon first glance, but instead for all of the possibilities within those pieces.
    http://www.wreckedstellar.com

  • ohelle

    WOAH, she is absolutely stunning. I really love the Piano piece.. wish I had the confidence to go and make something like that! Also, agree with the above comment.

  • Elle

    WOAH, she is absolutely stunning. I really love the Piano piece.. wish I had the confidence to go and make something like that! Also, agree with the above comment

    http://www.ohelle.blogspot.com

  • E

    Utterly charming and inventive – I love how she makes the simple act of putting on a garment into an adventure and a story in a uncontrived and genuine way. Wonderful!

  • Clare

    Great quote, and something I will think every time I look into my black hole of a wardrobe.

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  • Black Devil

    Wow, that was all pretty brilliant. I was so fascinated as she was toying around with that first outfit. Brill.

  • jjpp

    tricky student fashion and not well made

  • Man

    Super attractive, Ran!

  • Becca

    I’m really into those super textured multi-use pieces she made I would love to have more pieces like that…she wears her outlandish clothes really elegantly. amazing

  • lela

    Love her accent!

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