Amber Lu is a Boston based designer, fashion model and photographer. She is of Chinese heritage and has a strong sense of self in her design because of her eclectic background. She began her career as a fashion model while in her young teens when her family moved to the City of Boston, Massachusetts, where she developed her portfolio working for numerous high fashion brands. Amber’s career in modeling has taken her around the world, doing runway shows in the most revered fashion cities, including Paris, Milan, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.
Amber has graced the catwalk for clients such as Hermès, Carmen Marc Valvo, Karen Millen, Stuart Weitzman, Betsey Johnson, Benetton, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Wella as well as working with designers from the hit television show Project Runway. She has been on the cover of the Improper Bostonian and Providence Monthly as well as being featured in Women’s Wear Daily to name a few. When she’s not modeling, Amber has appeared in television shows such as “Chronicle” and “Asian Focus” as a model and beauty expert. She has also appeared in several national television commercials and feature films such as Grown Ups, Zookeeper and The Heat, among others. She served as a judge for the “Boston Fashion Expose” during Boston Fashion Week as well as for the 2014 Miss & Miss Teen Massachusetts United States Pageant.
Working for the Right Causes
When Amber is not busy with her fashion career, she has used her opportunities and visibility in the fashion industry to support numerous charities. She founded 'Fashion for Shelter’ to help build a shelter for abused women and worked with the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence (ATFADV) through fundraisers to raise awareness for the cause. She has done charity runway shows for research and testing to fight cancer and raise funds to find a cure for it. Another cause that is dear to her heart is the plight of pets and domesticated animals. Amber hopes to use her name to educate her audience in the plight of rescue animals and the need for responsible pet ownership. Amber herself is a big fan of adoption and believes without a doubt that 'Rescue is the New Breed'. Through her work with charities, she was honored by the City of Boston with the “Certificate of Recognition award” in recognition of her efforts and charitable work on behalf of Asian women.