Sabrina Wong

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Owner / Designer
L’Orient
Sector: Retail and Fashion

Sabrina’s name is synonymous with fashion design in Brunei and beyond. She’s renowned for her unique sense of style and her bold interpretation of fashion. But this was not always the case.

As a graduate in Commerce and Japanese Culture, Sabrina started her career in Hong Kong in the Advertising industry. When she moved to Brunei, Sabrina was the Austrade Manager for five years, facilitating business opportunities between Brunei and Australia.

In 2003, Sabrina summoned the courage to follow her passion and started L’Orient in Brunei. She subsequently opened Brunei’s first fashion café that combined selling clothing with vintage furniture – a business that was later sold as Vintage Rose. In 2005, Sabrina opened a second boutique in Perth, Australia with the focus on designing her own collections. Today, Sabrina has a total of 22 staff members – 18 in Brunei and 4 in Perth with a clientele from around the world.

In August 2013, Sabrina showcased her collection at Naning Expo Fashion Show. She marveled the crowd with a unique centerpiece that integrated locally-woven silk Tenunan fabric with modern designed garments.

This article was published in the Apr-Jun 2014 issue of Inspire Magazine. Download it here!