Wilson Ong is a Fashion Designer based in Auckland.

He graduated from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design of arts and design in 2014 with a Bachelors degree in Fine arts specializing in Fashion Design.

Wilson’s work has been showcased in World Of wearable Arts (2015), iD Fashion Week (2015) and the ECC NZ Student Craft Design Awards (2015).

Since receiving a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (2014) Wilson Ong is an emerging designer for his eponymous label as well as working at Edit. as a retail assistant and online content manager.

Wilson Ong has a strong interest in conceptual fashion, textile development, computer aided design, technology, science and tailoring. All of which culminates theoretically and aesthetically into a design ethos that is further influenced by an approach towards masculine uniform.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE + INTERNSHIPS

Edit. 
2012 – Current
Retail
Social media manager
Database manager

Black Magazine
2015
Graphic design assistant

Workshop + Helen Cherry
2015
Styling and show assistant for Marr Factory show

Atma Vichara - Internship
2014 - 2015
Social media manager

New Zealand Light Leathers - Internship
Aug 2013

New Zealand Fashion week
2012 International VIP minder


EXTRACURRICULAR ACHIEVEMENTS

Recipient of Prime Ministers Scholarship for Asia (PMSA)
    Two month scholarship to India to research sustainable and ethically produced cotton

World Of Wearable Arts (Finalist)
    Selected to present 1 outfit as part of the World Of Wearable arts competition in front of an audience of 54,600 over 14 shows

iD Fashion week (Finalist)
    Selected and presented womenswear collection on runway infront of 3000 people

Restyle Project - A DreamChaser foundation / charity (Winner)
    Design, produce and sell 3 garments constructed from recycled fabrics.
    Won on basis of innovative design and highest selling garments at auction

ECC NZ Student Craft Design Awards (Highly Commended)
    One of three fashion finalists in national design graduate competition