The lovely Lisa Teh from Couturing.com recently chatted to designer Bowie Wong about his latest collection, his past inspirations, his design philosophy and what’s in store for the future.
For the full interview and some stunning runway photos, head over to: http://www.couturing.com/blog/read-entry?blog_entries_id=242
To whet your appetite, here’s a sample of what was up for discussion…
“LISA: You collaborated with industry heavyweights Kevin Murphy, Napoleon Perdis and stylist Sophia Banks-Coloma for your recent runway show to ensure every element was perfect. How important are runway shows to showing the industry and the public your stunning designs?
BOWIE: On the whole, when people see my designs, they ask me “It’s lovely, but who is going to wear it?” But for me, a runway show is a collaborative event with other artists and it gives us a chance to express ourselves… In this way, we hope that the public can come to understand what it is we do and also learn to respect out titles as designers and artists. It is not meant as straightforward a commercial activity and I hope people can look deeper than that to see the story and the effort that goes into a show.“
Singapore’s most popular radio station Class 95 FM, were in Sydney last week . They took time out from their whirlwind tour every morning to broadcast their Breakfast Show back to Singapore…
On Day 4, they sat down with designer Bowie Wong (also a Friend of Australia through Tourism Australia) to chat in both Mandarin and English. Before they went live though, Wong offered them an array of BOWIE designs to wear exclusively during the show which was also filmed.
Thanks go to Tourism Australia and Destination NSW.
Coverage of Class 95 FM’s visit can be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Class95FM
And we’re still unearthing coverage from MBAFW.
Here, Just Be Magazine catches up with Sophia Banks Coloma to discuss the styling of the BOWIE show and how “combining both modern and traditional elements of design, a unique aesthetic was brought to the runway.”
For the full article and interview go here: http://www.justbemagazine.com/sydney-fashion-week-2/backstage-at-bowie/