Ethan Hon was born and raised in Hong Kong where he began experimenting with fashion at the age of 5. It was then that he picked up a pair of scissors and fashioned a dress from an ordinary trash bag. By the time he was 14, he had already learned to sew and produced a fifteen-look collection for his five year-old sister. That same year he won a fashion design competition at his secondary school, further solidifying his decision to become a fashion designer.  After moving to San Francisco with his family, Hon came to New York City to attend Parsons The New School of Design University to further hone his skills. Womenswear is Hon’s passion and his exploration of the applied arts is a means of challenging traditional cut-and-sew with alternative techniques and materials. In 2013, he was selected to be the finalist of the Banana Republic design competition and CFDA Geoffrey Beene Design Scholarship Award. In 2014, Hon won the Fan Favorite Award for the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” design competition hosted by The Metropolitan Museum. In 2015, Hon graduated from Parsons; his thesis collection has been featured on different magazines. Hon was also selected as CFDA+ 2015 Design Graduate by Council of Fashion Designers of America, and Design Graduate 2015 by Wallpaper* Magazine.