About Sun Sun

I hold a UK-BNO passport, Swiss permit C, and Hong Kong ID. Born in China and raised in

Hong Kong, I embraced Christianity in 1995. Born again Christian in 2024. 

My passion for exploration extends to travel, creativity, fashion and psychology.

Languages: Proficient in written and spoken Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, English, French,

and German

 

     

WORK EXPERIENCE

HONG KONG 

1993-1997: As a young teenager, I already loved fashion. Instead of idling away my summer holidays, I chose to work in fashion. I worked in local fashion boutiques and famous brands in various districts, including Kwun Tong, Central, and Causeway Bay. I demonstrated expertise in selling a range of products, including men's and women's wear from renowned brands such as Cerruti 1881, MaxMara Group (Marina Rinaldi & Marella), and Joyce Group (Dries van Noten). I excelled in providing personalized fashion advice to clients, resulting in enhanced customer satisfaction and increased sales. I managed store displays, ensuring a visually appealing and organized environment conducive to sales. This marked the beginning of my fashion journey. 

 

The pivotal moment in my life came in 1997 when I worked as an assistant for Dries van Noten, who came to Hong Kong to open his first boutique Joyce Dries van Noten in Central. I learned many skills and discovered what was needed to create beauty. Subsequently, I decided to move to Japan, where I learned an essential tool in the fashion industry: pattern-making.

 

JAPAN 2000- June 2003 

During my intensive four-year fashion studies, I strategically balanced academics with hands-on experience, serving as an assistant to both fashion and costume designers part-time. This immersive role broadened my understanding of high-fashion intricacies, cultivating expertise in high-end pattern making, precise sewing techniques, and the intricate art of handcrafted Japanese kimono. Concurrently, I also managed my own fashion order-to-made for private clients, further refining my skills as a professional designer.

 

2000- June 2003 Worked part time as a design assistant for the designer Atelier Hibino, who specialised in wedding dresses and costumes. I acquired couture sewing skills and patternmaking techniques. Much attention was given to detail and the perfection couture technique.

2003 Worked part time making opera costumes for Designer Yuki, an Opera costume designer.

Travelled all over Japan with her for the Opera performances.

2003 one month Japanese Shibori textiles company Kuno - Learnt the techniques of shibori, pleat and dyeing used by Issey Miyake and Yoji Yamamoto.  

 

Fashion designer and Pattern maker Paris Nov 2003-2007

Maurizio Galante Maison Haute Couture ( Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode permanent Haute Couture member ) as the responsible to his Haute couture collection 2004 -2008 included: Design assistance and pattern making development. Managing Private HC clients order to made. Designing Ready-to-Wear ( RTW ) fashion collections for ITOCHU MC DAVID, FELISSIMO JAPAN . FR collection, etc… 

Freelance HC Fashion and Accessories Production Paris 2007-2014 ( Remote work from CH )

Produced fashion and accessories for haute cotuure fashion show, specializing in flower accessories and some haute couture fashion piece production.

 

PARIS - SWITZERLAND 2006 - 2012 Japanese contemporary jewelry project for their Jewelry international trade show in Japan. After strelitziasunsun bead jewelry collection was sold in big department stores like  anniversaire OMOTESANDO stores in Tokyo, design stores in Brew Japan group, Mudam Museum of Luxemburg, design stores in Paris, Hotels in Bora Bora, art galleries in Switzerland and Paris. 

 

SWITZERLAND 2008 Creation of Strelitziasunsun Huang Corliano Design ( SHCD ) company in Biel. Move to St Gallen.

For a comprehensive overview of my work experience from 2008 onwards, please visit the following link: https://www.strelitziasunsun.com/our-clients/

 

 

 

 

ST GALLEN 2024 Creation of strelitziasunsun haute couture prêt-à-porter fashion brand. This brand was born out of the need for timeless, innovative, inventive, well-made, well-sewn, high-quality clothes for women of today.

OUR VISION

strelitziasunsun is a meeting place for design, utility and sustainability. This brand is centred on building a seasonless wardrobe with each new piece designed to work for a lifetime. We use responsible fabrics. Craftsmanship lies at the heart of this brand. We stand behind Haute couture quality craftsmanship, designed well, designed to last, designed to be re-loved and even re-made. The products we make showcase exceptional artisanal skills and couture techniques.

The brand uses environmentally conscious processes and technologies along with innovative, regenerated or creatively upcycled textiles. We deliver lasting luxury fashion. Luxury does not need to be wasteful. strelitziasunsun is inspired by the possibilities the future holds. We see a future where the clothes we love last for longer and if they fade, may start a new beginning, forming part of a circular fashion system.