The Glamorous Gangster - Carlie Wong

  • Updated
  • 2008 10. 02

<p align="left"><strong><em>Carlie  Wong brings the glamorous gangster of the 1930s </em></strong><br />

  <strong><em>to  L'Or&eacute;al Fashion Week this SS09 season</em></strong></p>

<p align="left">October  1, 2008. VANCOUVER, BC &mdash; Inspired by the <strong>1930s</strong> this Spring/Summer season, the Carlie Wong SS09 collection is &ldquo;<strong>Gangster meets Glamour</strong>.&rdquo; The  Vancouver-native is quickly becoming known as <em>the</em> new designer for <strong>luxury  sportswear</strong> in Canada.</p>

<p align="left">On <strong>October 22, 2008 at 3:00pm</strong>, Carlie  Wong will present her Spring/Summer 2009 line along with the <strong>launch of three  new LG mobile phones</strong> at <strong>Nathan  Phillips Square&rsquo;s main stage</strong>. A testament to her design philosophy, Wong&rsquo;s  work features quality construction, attention to detail and a strong eye for  silhouette and proportion. Her focus is to design feminine, tailored pieces  that <strong>translate from work to evening; </strong>perfect<strong> </strong>for the career-driven female. True to  her style and an ideal fit with the new iconic LG phones, Carlie Wong is all  about <strong>effortless luxury with a confident  attitude</strong>. </p>

<p align="left">The  SS09 line features fabrics sourced from New York and Italy, such as fine silks,  luxury jerseys and silk cotton blends. With <strong>tailored separates</strong> and <strong>Grecian  draping</strong>, Spring/Summer 2009 features the perfect mix of masculine and  feminine pieces, as new shapes and proportions create dynamic silhouettes. <strong>Artful ruffles</strong>, <strong>jumpsuit styles</strong> and <strong>plunging necklines</strong> come together  to create a fluid collection. &ldquo;This season I experimented with separates;  offering fresh cuts, shorter hemlines and one-piece jumpsuits.&nbsp; I&rsquo;ve also explored design details such as  oversized ruffles and Grecian draping.&rdquo;</p>

<p align="left">Frequently  compared to Canada&rsquo;s design darling, Jay Godfrey, Carlie  Wong&rsquo;s <strong>flirty</strong> creations are <strong>highly tailored</strong> and her signature  silhouettes, <strong>ultra-flattering</strong>. Carlie  Wong&rsquo;s creations place an <strong>emphasis on classic and modern contrasts </strong>as SS09 sees sportswear separates that are a perfect complement to  her cocktail-ready pieces. Above all, Carlie  Wong designs her line for the strong, confident and passionate woman.  &ldquo;Cell phones are the weapon for today&rsquo;s Glamorous Gangster so we&rsquo;re excited to  deepen our relationship with Carlie Wong and to create a perfect harmony  between fashion and technology,&rdquo; says Andrew Barrett, Vice President,  Marketing, LG Electronics Canada. Carlie Wong exudes  with excitement as she launches her new SS09 collection, &ldquo;I want the women who  wear my clothes to feel <strong>feminine</strong>,  yet <strong>empowered</strong> and <strong>unstoppable. She&rsquo;s the Glamorous Gangster</strong>.&rdquo;</p>

<h4 align="left">About  Carlie Wong</h4>

<p align="left">In  the Fall of 2007, Carlie Wong burst onto the fashion scene as the youngest of  12 designers on the inaugural season of <strong>PROJECT  RUNWAY CANADA. </strong>Little did Canada know,<strong> the 23 year old </strong>had only begun to show off the well-tailored cuff of her  skills. A native Vancouverite, Carlie Wong&rsquo;s designs  combine <strong>classic  tailoring</strong> techniques with <strong>modern  silhouettes</strong> and luxurious fabrics that create a fluid message from start to  finish. For more  info on Carlie Wong and availability, link to <u>www.carliewong.com</u> </p>

<p align="left"><strong>Media Contacts</strong><br />

  Robyn  Shanks, Lotus Leaf Communications, 416-928-1978, robyn@lotusleaf.ca<br />

  Julia  Che, Lotus Leaf Communications, 416-928-1978, julia@lotusleaf.ca&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p>

<p align="left"><strong>For LG media inquiries  only contact:</strong><br />

  Meghan  Neufeld,  High Road Communications, 416-644-2278, mneufeld@highroad.com <br />

  Ivona  Radon, High Road Communications, 416-644-2293,  iradon@highroad.com </p>