THE BRAND

F O R M E R L Y   Y A N is a collection of refined, timeless, and seasonless styles adjustable to wear before, during, and after pregnancy. Created by a mom who loves fashion. The brand embraces the multifaceted needs of modern motherhood. Each style is artfully designed to wear in multiple ways. By focusing on versatility, design originality, and premium fabrications,
F O R M E R L Y   Y A N is setting a new expectation for maternity. 

FIT

Each style is fitted on women who are pregnant and women who are not. We make sure it looks equally chic on both types of bodies.

FABRIC

We source fabrics that drape and hug the body in all the right ways. We also value easy care fabrics such as poly silks because they look and feel like silk but can be machine washed and are wrinkle free.

Humble Beginnings

FIT

Each style is fitted on women who are pregnant and women who are not. We make sure it looks equally chic on both types of bodies.

FABRIC

We source fabrics that drape and hug the body in all the right ways. We also value easy care fabrics such as poly silks because they look and feel like silk but can be machine washed and are wrinkle free.

STYLE

“Chic” and “Sophisticated” are some of our key descriptive words and we take the concept of one dress multiple ways to a whole new level. We go through a styling exercise with every design to make sure each item can be worn in a multitude of ways.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

STYLE

“Chic” and “Sophisticated” are some of our key descriptive words and we take the concept of one dress multiple ways to a whole new level. We go through a styling exercise with every design to make sure each item can be worn in a multitude of ways.

I guess I can say that I was raised to love clothes. I come from an immigrant family and we moved to Boston from Shanghai when I was 5. My dad came to this country with $50 in his pocket so needless to say my mom had to work to help support the family. With her first paycheck she bought me a bright blue taffeta dress from Filene’s Basement. Priorities. I was the only girl who wore dresses every single day in elementary school.

FABRIC

We source fabrics that drape and hug the body in all the right ways. We also value easy care fabrics such as poly silks because they look and feel like silk but can be machine washed and are wrinkle free.

STYLE

“Chic” and “Sophisticated” are some of our key descriptive words and we take the concept of one dress multiple ways to a whole new level. We go through a styling exercise with every design to make sure each item can be worn in a multitude of ways.

THE MAKING OF A COLLECTION

We design, develop, and produce everything locally in Los Angeles. By producing locally, we can better control the quality and develop personal relationships with all our partners.

DESIGN

Our design team consists of “cool” moms that have been working for billion dollar luxury and contemporary brands for the last 15-20 years. We understand trends but we also understand maternity and changing bodies because we’ve lived through it…..a few times.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

DESIGN

Our design team consists of “cool” moms that have been working for billion dollar luxury and contemporary brands for the last 15-20 years. We understand trends but we also understand maternity and changing bodies because we’ve lived through it…..a few times.

I guess I can say that I was raised to love clothes. I come from an immigrant family and we moved to Boston from Shanghai when I was 5. My dad came to this country with $50 in his pocket so needless to say my mom had to work to help support the family. With her first paycheck she bought me a bright blue taffeta dress from Filene’s Basement. Priorities. I was the only girl who wore dresses every single day in elementary school.

DEVELOPMENT

Our sewers, pattern makers, and cutters are all experts in their fields. Some have patterned and sewn for haute couture lines. Because of our experience working with designer brands we believe in adding luxe finishing touches such as french seams and double welts.

Humble Beginnings

FIT

Each style is fitted on women who are pregnant and women who are not. We make sure it looks equally chic on both types of bodies.

FABRIC

We source fabrics that drape and hug the body in all the right ways. We also value easy care fabrics such as poly silks because they look and feel like silk but can be machine washed and are wrinkle free.

STYLE

“Chic” and “Sophisticated” are some of our key descriptive words and we take the concept of one dress multiple ways to a whole new level. We go through a styling exercise with every design to make sure each item can be worn in a multitude of ways.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

PRODUCTION

We produce in a small factory in downtown Los Angeles along side many of the premium brands found at Barney’s. Miriam is the owner and she is also a mom to two boys. We discuss topics ranging from the tightening of a marrow hem to midnight feedings.

I guess I can say that I was raised to love clothes. I come from an immigrant family and we moved to Boston from Shanghai when I was 5. My dad came to this country with $50 in his pocket so needless to say my mom had to work to help support the family. With her first paycheck she bought me a bright blue taffeta dress from Filene’s Basement. Priorities. I was the only girl who wore dresses every single day in elementary school.

DEVELOPMENT

Our sewers, pattern makers, and cutters are all experts in their fields. Some have patterned and sewn for haute couture lines. Because of our experience working with designer brands we believe in adding luxe finishing touches such as french seams and double welts.

PRODUCTION

We produce in a small factory in downtown Los Angeles along side many of the premium brands found at Barney’s. Miriam is the owner and she is also a mom to two boys. We discuss topics ranging from the tightening of a marrow hem to midnight feedings.