Jessie Liu is currently the proprietor and Chief Designer for Simple Pair Fashion Design, Inc, based in San Francisco, California, USA. She has recently completed her degree in Master of Fine Art from the Academy of Art University (AAU), San Francisco, USA. Prior to joining the fashion industry, Jessie was a corporate executive based in Toronto, Canada. Jessie was originally from a small coastal town of Penglai, Shandong Province, China. In the fall of 2011, among many contending designers competing for the opportunity, Jessie’s evening gown has been jury-selected to be shown at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Also in early 2012, her design has won the CFDA-sponsored Vitamin Water Fashion Design Contest with a cash prize. Most recently, her graduation collection was once again jury-selected to be shown at the 2012 Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. She subsequently received best young designer’s award from Arts Thread/WGSN and was sponsored to present her collection in the Who’s Next show in Pairs, France. In her most recent development, Jessie’s inaugural collection “the Incense of Color” has received first place in the InspiRare-sponsored fashion design contest, which entitled her to a full-blown fashion show at the 2014 Vancouver’s Fashion Week.
On her free-time, Jessie enjoys reading, hiking, and Yoga.