Fashion, Technology

CFDA+ Graduate

IDEO Fellow




Kailu Guan is a fashion designer with technology savvy. Her design and research is a combination of fashion design, material/textile design, augmented reality, and wearable technology. Kailu graduated from Parsons fashion design BFA and studied textile design at Central Saint Martins College of Arts. She moved to New York from China when she was 18.


Kailu Guan's collection K G projects redefines a fashion collection with a seamless digital experience. She created an augmented layer using sound, animations, and movements on clothing with an accompanied mobile app. The project brings in an unprecedented possibilities for storytelling and fashion experience.


Kailu won industry recognition when she was selected as one of the fifties CFDA+ Design Graduates globally, and was the finalist of prestigious award such as Eyes on Talents. She was chosen to display her work at a wide range of exhibitions and conferences within both the technology and fashion industry, such as Talent! at the New York Textile Month, NYC Media Lab Annual Technology Conference, Hacking Arts at MIT Media Lab, and etc. KG projects was covered on publications such as Dezeen, WWD, Fashionista, and etc.

Kailu recently joined the IDEO CoLab fellowship and participated in personal artificial intelligence projects. Prior to KG projects, Kailu was awarded to work on consulting project for Intel, Panasonic, and Hermès on wearable technology and business strategy during her time at Parsons. She also has working experience with Uniqlo in Tokyo, the CFDA, and Jason Wu. Having great passion for entrepreneurship, Kailu started her start-up journey with Popshop in New York City.