Before studying fashion design in the United Kingdom, William Tang completed his Bachelor's Degree in Economics in Canada. Following graduation, he worked in design in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. In 1985, he returned to Hong Kong to establish his own design company and founded his own personal label, “William Tang”, launching his first women’s wear collection focusing on knitwear. Besides fashion design, he is also involved in image styling and uniform design for a variety of organizations. With a client list comprising such names as the Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong Dragon Airlines Limited, MTR Corporation Limited and the Bank of China, he has won numerous titles and awards both locally and internationally. His list of accolades includes the Hong Kong Communication Art Centre’s Hong Kong Art and Design Festival Ten Outstanding Designers Awards (2005), and Outstanding Greater China Design Awards (2006). While his designs take on the form of the dressing structure of the West with the qualities of the East, his personal style is a combination of worldly scenery with street-level details. He has even created a collection featuring the calligraphy graffiti works of Mr Zong Zao Cai (also known as the “King of Kowloon”), which are regarded as iconic in local culture and symbolic of Hong Kong’s collective memories. His work is featured among collections which are to be found on display at the Powerhouse Museum in Australia, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the United Kingdom, and also the Hong Kong Heritage Museum.