2021 2016 2008 1999 strelitzia draw in 1994
The word “strelitziasunsun” comes from a
combination of Strelitzia + Sun Sun.
My name 新 新, pronounced in Cantonese is SUN SUN.
I was married in 2010. Corliano Huang Hsin Hsin.
In Hong Kong, most people call me Sun Sun (in Cantonese) or Strelitzia (English name).
In Japan and China, people call me XIN XIN ( シンシン )、which is Mandarin.
Strelitzia is the name of a distinctive flower called the ‘Bird of Paradise’.
I discovered this flower when I was 13 years old and living in Hong Kong.
At this time, I found out that this beautiful flower originates from Africa and stands out from all other flowers due to its vivid orange color and unique bird-like shape.
ABOUT SUN SUN
In 1997, I met Dries Van Noten in Hong Kong. It was an amazing experience to work
with Dries van Noten (a Belgian fashion designer from Antwerp - one of the so-called Antwerp Six). He is one of the most famous Belgian and international fashion designers. He came to Hong Kong for his first opening of his shop under Joyce company in Hong Kong. I was working at his shop for my summer holiday job. It was an amazing experience to work with him to create his shop together and see so many beautiful textiles, graphics, high ending silhouettes and his unique character design. It was also such a big joy to talk with him about his work and make jokes with such a famous international designer. I was feeling the unique joy to create beautiful things together. This was my first stepping stone that brought me to think about what are the most important and basic things to learn to create perfect clothes. So, I decided to go to Japan to master one of the most important elements in dress, which is pattern making. I believed that all other elements are gifts from God.
During the time that I was in Japan, I was working in a part time job as a design assistant for a Japanese designer, Hibino, who specialised in wedding dresses, costumes for hair show of Japan and France, and order to made fashion. There, I earn all the most important hand on couture sewing and pattern making techniques for detail and perfection couture technique. Six months before I left for Paris, I got another chance to work as an assistant for a famous Japanese opera costume designer, Yuki, to create opera costume together. We traveled to different cities for different opera projects.
I also took one month to learn about Japanese Shibori textiles company, where I learnt how they created the shibori and dying techniques for Yoji Yamamoto and Issey Miyake pleated textiles, etc.
In 2003, I wanted to fulfill my plan to work in Paris right away. My first job offer was working for the Maurizio Galante haute couture collection for a Haute couture house in 2004. Thereafter, I got the contract to work as Full-time fashion and pattern maker for his RTW and HC collection as well as taking care of each season 's haute couture fashion show and haute couture private clients. In Paris, I was working with Maurizio Galante (Official Haute Couture member in the calendar of the French Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture et Mode, in Paris), who is an Italian modern and contemporary designer who brought to me a new inspiration of Italian fashion and their modern beauty. I also learn a lot about trends and different type of projects as a haute couture company.
In Paris 2007, a Japanse design project arose. A director of a bead company offered me a sponsorship and requested me to create modern contemporary jewelry with their simple glass beads for their international jewelry trade show in Tokyo in order to attract buyers. After this success, I got many designers and people´s recommendation to selling this jewelry to department stores, design stores in Japan, galleries in Switzerland, hotels stores in Borabora, Mudam museum shops in Luxemberg, etc.
After many years working in Japan and Paris, it was my dream to create my own brand, my own company and family. So, I decided to moved to Switzerland and created strelitziasunsun Huang Corliano Design in 2008.
In Switzerland, it has been a big step for me to enter into a new lifestyle. For my professional career, In 2021, It was the first time that I strongly connected with the joy to create innovative, substainable fashion and high quality textiles with my haute couture experiences. I created a new concept called strelitziasunsun haute couture prêt-à-porter fashion brand in 2021. I wanted to bring the joyous, innovative, couture technique, no time limit and unique beauty to the feminine, international woman.
NATIONALITY - BNO Hong Kong (British Overseas)
MARRIED - A mother to a son, 10 years old
RELIGION - Christian
PASSIONS/HOBBIES - Working, creating products, cooking, trying new things
LANGUAGES - Cantonese (Mother tongue), Mandarin, Japanese, English, French, German (Fluent)
STUDIES - 2 Years Major in HK General Psychology, 4 Years in JP Fashion design
TRAVEL - More than 20 countries: USA, India, Korea, Italy, Germany, Israel, Japan, China, etc.
Love - Jerusalem (Israel), Jaipur (India), Tokyo (Japan), New York (USA), Paris (France), Hong Kong
FAVORITE FOOD – Sushi, Dim Sum, Tom yam gung soup, Vietnam pho, HK Street foods, Salami