Our Designer

Arete’s Head Designer Christina Liao is a Chinese-American fashion designer born in the United States and raised in both San Francisco and Taipei. After graduating from the Parsons School of Design in New York City, Christina designed for renowned international fashion houses including Ready-to-Wear label Yigal Azrouël and subsequently American luxury and lifestyle fashion brand Ralph Lauren for eight years. During her time as a Ralph Lauren designer, Christina was responsible for the majority of the Lauren by Ralph Lauren Woven’s Sportswear business and helped launch the Lauren Jeans Company product line. Christina was honored with the company’s Creativity Award, and went on to design the label’s 2008 Beijing Olympics ceremony uniforms for the United States athletic team. Christina’s global perspective and experience bring a remarkable cosmopolitan and strong design aesthetic to the modern woman. Ready to share her designs with Shanghai-based fashion brand Arete, Christina joined the label as Head Designer in August 2015.