Multi-awarded designer Jonathan Seow launched Woods & Woods in January 2000, yet even before that, the 27-year old had been internationally recognized as a rising star in fashion. Born in 1977 in Singapore. A graduate of Raffles LaSalle Institute (1996), he won first prize in the Smirnoff International Fashion Awards contest in 1995, while he was still a student. His graduation collection was showcased in Singapore Fashion Week under School Connexions. Not sitting on his laurels, Jonathan Seow continued to garner recognition on his works, winning first prize in two design contests in 1997, Singapore Fashion Designers Awards and Asian Fashion Designers Award. He was also awarded a scholarship by LaSalle Montreal, Canada, where he graduated with a BA Fashion Design in 1997. Returning to his native Singapore, the young designer launched Woods & Woods in January 2000, opening his first showroom and retail outlet within 6 months. The label made its runway debut during Singapore Fashion Week during Spring/Summer 2001 season. Going international, Jonathan Seow presented his Fall/Winter 2003 collection in Melbourne during Mercedes Australian Fashion Week. When his collections hit retail shelves, the young designer received another award, the Swarovski Designer of the Year 2003 (menswear & womenswear) during the 2003 Singapore Fashion Awards. He debuted in Paris via a presentation at Who’s Next Show/FAME last September 2003. And finally, debuted on the Paris runway on the official Menswear calendar last July 4, 2004 at Hotel Clarion St. James & Albany.