Anna Zhou, the founder of ORAZ, is a talented and visionary individual who established the brand in New York in 2020. Moved from Shanghai, Anna studied Fashion Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where she developed her aesthetic described as "dark romantic." With valuable experience gained from working in the Bridal atelier at Marchesa, Anna brings a refined touch to her designs.
Anna’s national recognition and global acclaim are a testament to her exceptional talent and unique designs. Her work has been featured in major magazines worldwide. She also had the honor of participating in the renowned fashion competition show, Project Runway, as a top designer in both 2021 and 2023.
Anna holds a strong belief in the power of fashion. She sees it as a means to empower individuals and make them feel good about themselves. Anna also views fashion as a bridge that connects people and creates a sense of community. She is passionate about using fashion to advocate for women's empowerment, gender equality, and human rights, aiming to inspire positive change through her designs.