Jessie Liu is from the small coastal town of Penglai in the Shandong Province of China. Prior to entering the fashion industry, she was a corporate executive based in Toronto, Canada. But her talent and passion in fashion design led her to the creative hub of San Francisco where she earned a Master of Fine Art degree from the Academy of Art University.
In the fall of 2011, among many contending designers competing for the opportunity, Jessie’s evening gown was jury-selected to be shown at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Then again in 2012, her graduation collection was selected to be shown at that year’s Fashion Week NY.
She received the best young designer award from Arts Thread/WGSN and was sponsored to present her collection in the Who’s Next show in Paris. She also won the CDFA-sponsored Vitamin Water Fashion Design contest in 2012.
Today Jessie is the proprietor and chief designer for Simple Pair Fashion Design, a line of elegant and expressive women’s apparel based in San Francisco. Her inaugural collection, titled "The Incense of Color," won first place in InspiRare’s fashion design contest, which entitled her to a sponsored fashion show at the 2014 Vancouver Fashion Week.