"It has always been an honor and delight to represent my culture and my roots through my design"

Chinese American fashion designer Vivienne Hu has won a Visionary Artist Award.

Xinhua reports Chinese American fashion designer Vivienne Hu was presented the Visionary Artist Award by the University of Southern California (USC) Pacific Asia Museum.

Hu, an investment banker turned fashion designer, was commended for her creative contributions in Asia-Pacific cultural exchanges.

Born and raised in China, Hu studied in Europe as well as at Parsons School of Design in New York after working on Wall Street.

Hu launched her ‘Vivienne Hu’ brand in 2012, blending European fashion and New York street style with Asian elements.

Her brand has been one of New York Fashion Week’s resident brands since 2014.

“We are delighted to present Vivienne Hu for her creative contributions to furthering Asian design, fashions and arts,” said Selma Holo, interim director at the USC Pacific Asia Museum, at the Gala in Pasadena, California.

Hu said Chinese culture was an important influence in her work.

“It has always been an honor and delight to represent my culture and my roots through my design,” she said.

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