Gladys Ave is a newly founded brand based in Shanghai. Its history traces back to its founder Ran Luo, who began her experience in the fashion industry by attending top institution UAL in London in 2010. Ran Luo then launched her brand in 2017. Her yearly experience in the field of menswear as well as her deep understanding of how to showcase high quality craftsmanship through textures and details provide the ultimate testament of her industry knowledge. Gladys Ave is the result between the combination of the skills Ran Luo acquired by working with luxury menswear brands and her pursuit of a refined aesthetic within womenswear fashion, which should apply the same techniques.
Understanding the clothes is at the basis of Ran Luo’s and Gladys Ave’s product development. Clothes are part abstract, as the true carrier of the convictions and beliefs of every modern woman, conveying stories and innovation. At the same time, there’s a real element about clothes, experienced through the feeling of the fabrics and details. A high quality product which carries a soul can be created only by translating it from abstract concept into physical reality. On that note, a tireless attitude of constant improvement runs through each Gladys Ave collection, as the designer aims to portray a new and bettered woman season after season. Perfection may not exist, but no one shall be prevented from trying to achieve it. Ran Luo personally tries on each of her garments, to ensure that they match her target and become a comprehensive experience of craft, fabrics, and details. Making beautiful and refined clothes that meet the real needs of modern women is the ultimate goal of Gladys Ave.
The brand portrays the softness, elegance, and gracefulness of a modern woman. Self-discovery and self-expressing of female beauty from the heart are part of the unique and charming character of the Gladys Ave’s girl. The brand design shows a romantic and elegant style, a retro, dreamy and feminine charm. The overall color scheme is rich in grey tones and the elegant fabrics have been specially selected to provide a gentle, high-quality texture. All of them with strong features that makes them memorable, such as embroidery, jacquard, and plaid. Added irregularity to the design creates a balance between sensuality and elegance. High-waist lines highlights the waist and modifies the posture, bringing beauty and confidence to the wearer. Ran Luo aims with Gladys Ave to add value to the industry by creating elegant yet durable pieces with unique features.
About Ran Luo
Ran Luo is a UK-trained designer, graduated in Fashion Design from the London College of Fashion in 2014 with excellent qualifications for her outstanding works. Prior to launching her own fashion brand – Lady Gladys Ave – in 2017, she interned and worked for a series of iconic fashion designers such as JW Anderson, Craig Green, but also Welsh & Jefferies: British men’s bespoke store in Savile Row, London. Ran Luo excels at interpreting trends from a different, smart perspective. Each of her pieces is polished in its details and textures thanks to her traditional luxury craftsmanship. With Gladys Ave, Ran Luo aims to create a modern, feminine and romantic woman, whose real needs for good cuts and high quality fabrics shall also be satisfied.