About Carolina Wong
'Honouring the tradition, aspiring to novelty.'
A Hong Kong born, London based world citizen. Carolina Wong graduated in 2011 at the Chelsea College of Art and Design specialising in Woven Textile Design. Shapes, motifs and experimentation with materials have always been part of Wong’s world: enriched by a wealth of cultural heritage absorbed during her creative education and experiences in four continents, Wong values the art of uniting traditional crafts and creativity.
Inspired by world-traveller women unafraid to experiment and stand by their own views, Wong’s aesthetic vision is of a free woman embracing femininity, while not shy of exploration.
Wong mixes classic timeless patterns – chequer and stripes – and develops a carefully engineered weaving process with leather. Minimalistic silhouettes, plush leathers, bold patterns and a sophisticated but unexpected colour palette define her modern, ethical and artisanal handbags collection.
Image Credit: Stonehouse Photographic
The Artisan Community
Throughout the process, Wong works side by side with the craftsmen, inside the workshops, where she feels able to express her aesthetic and vision, reaching the perfection of her unique idea in that particular moment. All products are handcrafted with precision and help promoting the artisanal community’s self-sufficiency and entrepreneurship.
Wong’s collection is made sustainably and according to the highest standards whilst treating local artisans with respect and ensuring fair wages to sustain their skills.
With her precise engineer weaving techniques rooted in craftsmanship, Wong revisits, elevates, explores and expands traditional techniques, bringing new life into ancient crafts by creating high quality, desirable and timeless collections with a human touch and soul.
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컬러와 소재가 서로 다른 가죽 피스들을 직조해
스트라이프와 체크 등 볼륨감 있는 패턴을 연출합니다.
드라마틱한 대비와 절묘한 조화가 만들어내는
리드미컬한 규칙은 캐롤리나 웡 고유의 일관성입니다.
자연과의 공존은 선택이 아닌 필요입니다.
재단 과정에 생기는 자투리도 허투루 남기는 법 없이
쓸모를 만들어 제로 웨이스트(Zero Waste)를 실천합니다.
버려지는 자동차의 안전벨트는 봉제 과정에서
재봉실로 업사이클링 되는가 하면,
가방을 포장하는 더스트백은 버려진 그 다음을 위해
유기농 코튼으로 제작해 제공합니다.