Anna Yinan Zhou
San Francisco, CA
Anna Zhou is a fashion designer who gained national attention as a contestant in Season 19 of “Project Runway.” Since her debut on the show, Anna delivered her most amazing design yet: a baby boy! Currently balancing motherhood and running her fashion line, ORAZ, Anna has transformed her aesthetic. Pushing past her signature use of stunning gowns in black and white, she now welcomes color while experimenting with glitter and blush hues. Most recently, she showcased ORAZ’s couture collection at NYFW. With her work featured in publications like Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar Bulgaria, coupled with becoming a new mom, Anna feels like an empowered new woman ready to return to the “Project Runway” workroom. She’s excited for a second chance at redemption and to win the judges over with her fresh aesthetic and enhanced confidence. Her hope is that when other Asian designers see her back on the show it will inspire them to persevere and always work hard for their dreams.