About the Designer
Lin Zhao is a London, Ontario based fashion designer, whose ready-to-wear collections can be found in more than 300 retail stores nationwide. Originally from Dalian, China, Lin discovered her love of fashion at an early age. A graduate of the Dalian University for the Arts and Fashion Design, she went on to work as a seamstress and designer for the China Fashion Design Centre – Dalian Branch, and the Liaoning Textile Import and Export Company. Lin won several national design competitions for her high end women’s and men’s wear, which was featured on both domestic and international runways. Lin and her family immigrated to Canada in 1998. In 2001, she founded her fashion design company RYCE Fashion Design Inc. – named after her four children’s first names. The Lin Zhao label was launched two years later, and quickly found a following with women across Canada who appreciate contemporary design, quality fabrics, and attention to detail. The RYCE Fashion Design national showroom opened at 495 Richmond Street, London, Ontario, in 2011.