The Chinese creative, who embodies a good example of how the young generation of the Asian country is about to change the rules of the ‘old world’ forever, presented her second collection at Shanghai Fashion Week a few weeks ago. Starting with a video related to the sea, and with the painting Fisherman and the Siren by Frederic Leighton as the collection’s main inspiration, Mengjia Lao made a bold statement: she’s strong and moves incessantly. Her next wave? "If there is a suitable opportunity to take a big step, I will try, she said – with the support of steady and positive feedback. But between the buzz of so many projects, we got a chance to sit down with her and talk about her upcoming plans, her brand’s DNA, art, and Japanese female divers.