Layla Li is a Chinese fashion designer and the founder of an haute couture fashion brand. Layla studied art history for three years in Paris, followed by one year in stylisme. Layla began her career as an independent designer. In 2007, at the age of 24, she presented her first collection with the help of her husband. In 2009, she opened the first YZXH shop in Shanghai. That year, she also launched YZXH which is her own brand. Layla Li is inspired by real life, the spirit of time and whatever she observed when she walks in Shanghai. She defines her design style: "My designs are simple. I don’t want 'my' women to dream, I just want her to imagine herself wearing my clothes.”, thus referring to a wearable wardrobe.