Chen Yiyuan is the winner of the Design Award given out by Tokyo’s Paris-Miki Company in the category of “Eyewear - Creative Content”.Chen graduated with distinction from ESMOD International, the oldest fashion design college in Paris, where she received the prestigious “Style Award”. She returned to China after interning with accessory artist and designer, Mrs. Julie Bernartin in Paris. In 2012, Chen set up her eponymous accessory studio. The brand straddles various product categories including accessories, jewellery and installation art, focusing on niche appeal, diversity and playfulness of her creations. Chen strives to break down the boundaries of traditional typology by drawing inspiration from various fields, to achieve the idea of “non-design”.