Lu Yan was one of the first internationally renowned Chinese models, and walked for brands including Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix and Alexander McQueen. After retiring from full-time modelling, she spent two years as a guest editor for Bazaar Men China.
In 2013, she launched womenswear brand Comme Moi. Despite having no design experience, Yan’s collections earned celebrity clients including Gong Li and Li Bingbing. In 2015, the brand opened its first flagship in Shanghai and is stocked by 14 multi-brand retailers, including Lane Crawford and Dong Liang. The ex-model has 5.5 million followers on Weibo and Vogue China editor-in-chief Angelica Cheung is known to be a big supporter of the brand.