Bowie Wong was born in Hong Kong. As the son of a Chinese opera singer, Wong spent his childhood surrounded by stage costumes, which started his interest in design and fashion at an early age. As a teenager, he studied Pure Design in Japan and Stage and Costume Design in Canada.
Whilst finishing his degree in Canada, Bowie was offered contracts on major theatre productions and international shows including The Paul McCartney World Tour and productions of the musicals Cats and Les Misérables. In 1997 he moved to Sydney, Australia where he spent three years exploring the Australian way of life. At this time, Wong decided it was the right time to focus on his passion for fashion itself, as he explains, “[Fashion] is a romantic roller-coaster ride and I wanted to be a part of that excitement – [but] on my own terms, so I would not have to compromise”
In January 2014, Bowie Wong debuted at Paris Haute Couture Week, the first Australian-based fashion designer to do so, presenting his collection at the Australian Embassy in Paris. Wong showed at Paris Haute Couture Week again in July 2014.
Vogue's Suzy Menkes paid a visit to Wong. Coverage included Women's Wear Daily, AFP news reports in over 30 countries and Australian media. In Paris, press included Melty Fashion, Paris Haute and Flip-Zone. FTV filmed backstage and show coverage.
Wong was also invited by L'Officiel Australia to become a "couture contributor" for the magazine.
In January 2015, Wong once again presented a collection at Paris Haute Couture Week, as mentioned by The Huffington Post Gypset Magazine and FVM Global Magazine amongst others.
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