Born in a textile family in south China, Shanshan Ruan came to France in 2007 pursuing in Fashion Design at ESMOD.
After polishing her skills in French haute-couture houses Alexis Mabille and Anne Valérie Hash, she had a brief experience in the quintessential multi-labels boutique L’Eclaireur.
With these eye-opening adventures she felt inspired, and designed her first collection ‘ In Motion’,where the hand-painting element was introduced and explored in a subtle and ethereal way.
Shanshan Ruan founded her eponymous label in 2013, after winning the Public Prize at the 28th Hyères Festival of Fashion and Photography with her first collection.
Today she designs and paints in her Paris atelier, offering crafted contemporary ready-to-wear pieces.