Born into a family of architects, artists, and engineers, Luly was encouraged from a young age to appreciate the fundamentals of timeless and elegant designs. At the early age of six, Luly began to show signs of her love for art and fashion. By the time she received a BA in Graphic Design from the University of Washington, Luly had acquired the fundamentals of form and function, with which she would build a career in branding and graphic design in the field of architecture prior to launching her eponymous label.
Luly Yang opened her Seattle-based couture studio in 2000 with 12 bridal gowns. As her clientele grew, Luly began to apply her engineering talents to cocktail, eveningwear and menswear. In 2004, Luly moved her design studio to the historic Fairmont Olympic Hotel on 4th Avenue in downtown Seattle. With her presence in the heart of Seattle's financial district, the Luly Yang Couture brand soon became a prominent fashion icon, for which she was awarded “Best Custom Dress Designer” for 12 consecutive years by Seattle Bride Magazine, Puget Sound Business Journal's “Woman of Influence”, as well as DLIST Magazine's “Womenswear Designer of the Year”.
Luly is a frequent traveler and often discovers new inspirations from other cultures, people and her environment. She has lived in Asia, Europe and North America. Most recently, Luly lived with her family in Vienna, Austria for the last three years, Luly is now back in Seattle, where she resides with her husband and son.