GirlGI | Girl Gone International Issue 8 - Page 107

Leslie Van, 30 launched her namesake readyto-wear brand in Paris at just 25. Now based in Hong Kong, the influences of East and West inspire her collections. Who do you admire? I love the way Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo have empowered the female silhouette by bringing in male cuts, loose jogging pants and a relaxed attitude while still being feminine and never under-dressed. I have a lot of respect for Miuccia Prada who’s successfully lead the Italian fashion brand for the past 30 years.