Born and raised in Southern California, Lan had always dreamt in color. With fields of golden poppies and coastal sunsets, her curiosity grew larger within the realms of how things were made and functioned. At the age of 12, she contructed her first hawaiian print backpack out of canvas, aloha print fabric, and braided cotton straps with an industrial sewing machine. Lan's gift of visual-spatial reasoning allowed her to descontruct the backpack from an image to recreate her own prototype. Similar to origami, a two dimensional material is created into a three dimesnional art form. To Lan, designing a handbag is simlar to solving a meticulous puzzle that is expressed in an artistic way.
"Being a handbag designer is about blending the lines between design and art while finding balance with expression and function. It is about being as free and exploratory as possible with no boundaries."
Currently residing in East Tennessee.