Born and raised in Sydney and graduating from Raffles College of Design and Commerce in 2014, Ashleigh works across Australia, Singapore, Thailand and China under her self-titled label of ASHLEIGH KWONG, to create unique and beautiful garments for women. Ashleigh Kwong’s Resort 2018 collection, debuting at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in May 2017, is inspired by Japanese zen gardens, renowned for their simplicity and peace, with the intention to imitate the intimate essence of nature. She created this range using the lines and movements that symbolise water, depicted by raked sand and gravel, and the carefully placed rocks that represent mountains. Her Japanese inspired garment details and prints are fresh, modern, and elegant with an edgy twist. Just as a Japanese zen garden evokes beauty and serenity, Ashleigh wants her customers to feel simply exquisite when wearing her creations.