'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 - pin check, gingham 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 debut handbags collection.
The Artisan Community
On a trip to the world’s oldest Chouara tannery in one of UNESCO World Heritage sites, the old medina of Fes, Morocco, Wong was enthralled with artisans’ skills passed through generations since the 8th century.
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: each bag takes at least two days to be handmade.
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 believes the essence of slow luxury is about preserving traditions as much as creating high quality, desirable and timeless collections with a human touch and soul.
We are here to support each other along our journey, and look good while doing it!