RICO MANCHIT AU is a fashion designe, who was born in Guangdong, China, in 1987. Rico has received her Master’s degree from Istituto Marangoni in Italy in 2009. She returned to China in 2010 to establish her own studio and launched her brand “RICOSTRU” in 2011. Selected by world-class fashion master Giorgio Armani, she presented her fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week in 2016, becoming the first Chinese womenswear designer who appeared under the spotlight of the Armani/Teatro.
RICO labels her design with “futurism” by her “oriental minimalist” visual aesthetics, sharp tailoring and innovative technology. However, RICO injects her “futuristic spirit” with oriental prospect into her works, adding ethnic elements and new technologies. RICO is inspired by the concepts of “nature, time, and space”. With RICO’s distinctive philosophy and exquisite sense of art, her works are filled with thought-provoking stories and artistic appeal.
“Creating in the tranquil universe, cohering the powers like aerolites” has abstractly described the state of RICO and her team. Her brand “RICOSTRU” (which means “reconstruction”) delivers RICO’s faith to the contemporary young generation by independent thoughts and creative powers between “breaking” and “building”. This tranquil power attracts the acknowledgement and support of numerous fashion media and customers from all over the world. RICO and her team are dedicated to achieve the balance between design value and market value of the brand.