Kwantlen’s got talent: Carlie Wong

By Kassandra Linklater/ Mae Velasco

[News Editor/ Arts and Design Bureau chief]

Carlie Wong has been very successful since her graduation in 2006. She appeared in the hit television show Project Runway Canada’s first season in 2007, becoming the youngest of twelve finalists. After being eliminated in the sixth episode, Wong went on to be one of four Project Runway Canada contestants to show a collection at Toronto Fashion Week in March of 2008.

When asked what motivated her to join the show, she responded “My own arrogance, and the thought of why not?” Ever since then, it has been an unending journey for Wong.

This wasn’t the end of it for her. Her charm and determination brought a fulfilled dream of having her own clothing line ‘Carlie Wong.’ She continued working in the industry for a while before starting her own label. “The more I worked for others, the more I realized I hated doing that,” says Wong.

Her elegance, passion, and grace is displayed within her own clothing line. Wong’s collection presents the modern, sophisticated women in today’s world. According to her bio, Wong’s own line aims to be “ designed for the confident woman who expresses herself through femininity, sophistication and a desire for everyday luxury.”

Wong herself is quoted to “not own a pair of jeans,” instead opting to look her best everyday.

“In short, the journey has been incredibly stress filled. I’ve been flying blind for the most part, but am fortunate to have people in the industry I can trust.”

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