#311 Yuchen Zhang
Yuchen Zhang is a designer, educator, and entrepreneur in fashion technology based in New York City. After working in leading branding firms such as Pentagram and Red Antler, Yuchen left branding to earned her masters in Design Technology at the Parsons School of Design. Since graduation, her technologically-enhanced wearables have been shown at events around the world. She was chosen as a fellow at the MIT Open Style Lab and a Technology fellow at Brooklyn Fashion Tech Accelerator. In 2017, together with Hellyn Teng and Jingwen Zhu, Yuchen formed their company, Wearable Media. Since then, they have integrated electronics and big data with clothing. Their work has been featured in publications such as the Verge and their solo exhibition at Columbia University. In 2018, their company, Wearable Media was selected as one of thirty finalists for LVMH innovation award.