Black Sheep


shanghai / china


parsons school of design

Graduation year


Main Manufacturing Countries


Based in Shanghai, ARETE is a global independent designer label that adopts a stance of thoughtfulness and empowerment towards living up to one's full potential. Graduating from the Parsons Design School, Head Designer Christina Liao worked at Yigal Azrouël and Ralph Lauren before dedicating herself towards pioneering a new vision of international fashion with ARETE. Drawing from the founders' formative years in New York shaped with Chinese heritage, ARETE speaks to modern women who play many different yet important roles in life, pushing cultural and categorical permutations into the best version of herself. Through uncompromised quality and original design, ARETE translates East/West inspirations and technical craftsmanship into cosmopolitan ease and effortless style.

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