Hao-Wen Meryl Shi is a womenswear and and accessories designer originally from the Bay Area in California, now based in New York City. Shi draws inspiration from her experiences and various identities, often exploring topics related to her cultural identity as an American born Chinese. She also explores themes of family and ancestry and creates work relating to her family relationships.
While studying at Parsons School of Design, pursuing her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in fashion design, Shi interned at ML Monique Lhuillier and Joomi Lim, expanding her knowledge of womenswear design and jewelry design. Now as a recent graduate, Shi seeks to continue creating wearable pieces and functional accessories for the modern individual.