Dorian Ho's signature vintage-glamour look is on catwalks around the world Born into a family that manufactures knitwear for international fashion labels, Dorian Ho's path seems a natural progression. After obtaining a marketing degree at Boston University, he worked at Australian clothing brand Country Road before returning to the family business as an in-house designer. His signature label, Dorian Ho, was launched in 2001 in Sydney. The label produces exquisite evening wear with beading, sequins and crystals to accentuate feminine sensuality. His dresses have a vintage-glamour look. Ho says his collection is 'trendy and modern ... always a bit of surprise in every dress, be it in the detail or in the cutting'. He loves to play with silk. Sleek silk satin and silk chiffon are his signature fabrics, along with tulle netting and velvet trimmings. Inspired by almost everything from books, movies or what he sees on his travels, Ho also considers people-watching an excellent source. Recognised locally and internationally, he won the Best Knitwear Collection Award in 1996 and 1997 at Hong Kong Fashion Week. In addition, his collections in Australia and New York have had rave reviews. One of his most striking showcases was in May last year, when he sent models wearing beaded masks down the catwalk in Sydney, at the Mercedes Australian Fashion Week, as a depiction of Sars in Hong Kong. He is now working on a 'not-so-traditional cheongsam collection' - featuring a radical approach to the east-meets-west fusion.