Biography

Sophie Hong by Simon Bertrand

Sophie Hong by Simon Bertrand

Born in Taiwan, Sophie Hong developed a passion for clothes very early in life. Everything really began for her in 1977, when she received her diploma in Fashion and Design from the Shih Chien College in Taipei. She aspired to master her chosen craft completely, and knew that she must travel abroad in order to learn more than she could at home. With this in mind, she went to study at the Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, Japan.

Sophie Hong’s great talent was obvious, and she jumped at the chance on a scholarship from the Industrial Bureau of Taiwan, to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Two years later she travelled to France to add to her already impressive resume.

Today Sophie Hong is one of Taiwan’s top designers, and she has shown her creations at many fashion shows around the world, notably in Milan, New York, Tokyo, at prêt-à-porter shows in Paris and elsewhere. Her success opened a world of costume design for stage plays such as Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Lady Windermere’s Fan” as well as dance performances by the Taigu and Tao Fu-Ian Companies. She has also designed uniforms for several restaurants and for the Taipei Choir. She even served as advisor to Fashion Connection Singapore in 1994 to 1995, as well as Taipei Young Fashion Designers. Her work has also been displayed in Paris at the Musée Galliera de la Mode et du Costume.