Tracy Wong, a Hong Kong made, U.S raised eccentric. She was born in 1984, and moved to the San Francisco Bay Area when she was six. Having a set of parents who were travel enthusiasts, Tracy had traveled throughout much of China, other parts of Asia, and North America in the course of her childhood years.
Academic wise, Tracy has always strived artistically and creatively. During her time as an elementary school student, she has won the annual school-wide drawing contest for three consecutive years and was the first to do so in the school’s history. Upon completing high school, Tracy took on a few fashion-related jobs before attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco. She graduated with a degree in fashion design in 2010.
Just months after graduating, Tracy was invited by the founder of San Francisco Fashion and Merchant Alliance to showcase her designs in the upcoming annual San Francisco Fashion Week. An exclusive 12-pieces collection was designed and was premiered in the avant-garde segment of the event. The collection was coined as one of the “best of SF Fashion Week 2011” by CBS news.
::: behind the designs :::
Tracy’s story is not necessarily unique, in the sense of singularity, but her personality and character is. She has grown up in two different worlds, and through her dreamy, fantasy-based motifs, one can see the manifestations of that exposure in her designs.
As for her designs, Tracy swears by her passion for the craft and her intense attention to the delicate relationship between inspiration and construction. The resulting style is naturally feminine, not forced, but intentional. In short, her creations are equally as much an expression of her personality, as they are of sound engineering. Her choice in colors are bold and sometimes confounding, but this contradiction is compulsory. It reflects the heart of Tracy’s design philosophy which is made up of personal expression and technical know-how, her fierce independence, her fantastical imagination, and her drive to create a well-designed, beautifully rendered wearable work of art.