Born in a political refugee camp in Bangkok, Tony Sananikone has made
a career of turning difficult circumstances into beautiful results. Forced
to learn sewing and alternation at an early age in order to customize his
own wardrobe, he developed a passion for styling and a talent for creating
custom pieces. He followed this passion to the Fashion Institute of
Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in San Francisco, CA, where he worked
at harnessing his talents and focusing his energy on designing and creating
both couture and ready to wear women's clothing. Tony has spent the
last fifteen years working for one of the largest clothing retailers in the
country, and in that roll he has honed his talents for styling and has
become a force in driving trend within the fashion industry. With
"Sounthavong," Tony launched his own line of women's clothing inspired
by the strength of a generation of women that empowered themselves to
reach their maximum potential while remaining beautiful and feminine.
These women were strong and sensual, and that is precisely how he wants
them to feel in a Sounthavong garment.