Grapevine has partnered with Yang Lan to create and launch her premium cashmere line, Yang Lan Fashion in the US. Yang Lan is a leading talk show host and media entrepreneur. As a household name in China, she is referred to as the Oprah Winfrey of China and was listed by Forbes as 100 Most Powerful Women in the World. Ms. Yang created her signature show, Yang Lan One on One, which has become China’s longest-running in-depth talk show, with over 1,000 interviews with leaders from around the world. Her philanthropic efforts are centered around women's empowerment, education, and expanding cultural knowledge and acceptance. Quality cashmere apparel is made from Grade A cashmere and long fibers that are obtained through combing. These long thin fibers produce light, soft, warm garments that retain their shape and have minimal pilling - even through constant wear. While there are many economical options, some may be produced from inferior cashmere fibers that lack the qualities that have given cashmere their enduring and luxurious attributes.
During a visit to an art gala in London, Lan complimented a woman who was wearing an antique brooch on her coat. She responded, “You don’t recognize that it is actually from your own country?” It was made of a piece of 19-century Chinese jewelry from gold filigree and blue feather. Lan couldn’t take her eyes off of the brooch and described the experience as a chance encounter of a long-lost friend. Years later, when Yang Lan represented women from a more open China, she could scarcely find any jewelry that integrated the Asian cultural heritage with modern artistic style. Unfortunately, there was a discontinuity in Asian jewelry culture during the tumultuous years. Inspired by these events, in 2008, in Beijing China, LAN Art Jewelry was created committing to bringing world-class quality and traditional Asian charm. Her now twenty-series line with themes from Chinese tradition has won national awards in jewelry design.