Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Bonnie Chung, Owner and Head Designer of Je Vis Couture and Je Vis Bridal, was the top graduate of John Casablanca’s Fashion Business and Creative Arts Diploma Program in 2006. Her original major was in Sales & Marketing, and she studied and graduated from British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) with a Diploma in Professional Sales & Marketing. Her fashion journey with Je Vis Couture commenced with designing custom evening and cocktail dresses starting in 2010. After spending a couple years living in Los Angeles for inspiration, Bonnie returned to Vancouver with fresh ideas for her clothing line. Bonnie loves working with unique fabrics and would travel to fashion cities, like LA, New York and Shanghai just to find the perfect textiles for her clients. In 2014, Bonnie decided to move to another fashion forward city, Toronto, Ontario. Upon launching Je Vis Bridal in that same year, Bonnie finds immense joy in travelling to various cities in Asia to work with different manufacturers on wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. Bonnie’s second passion in life is to travel. Starting at a very young age, she was lucky enough to visit many cities around the world, from Europe to Asia, which opened up her mind and eyes to design, fashion, and architecture – which, are all great influences in her designs today.
Je Vis Couture was originally launched in 2010 in Vancouver, BC by local designer, Bonnie Chung. Her unconditional love and passion for fashion and dresses, specifically, drove her to design multiple collections of evening and cocktail dresses as can be seen on www.jeviscouture.com. After creating a few season’s dresses, Bonnie decided to offer custom evening dresses to her clients who wanted a one-of-a-kind dress for their special events. As her journey in the fashion industry continued, she realized that she wanted to offer more than an evening gown to her clients; she wanted to offer them their once-in-a-lifetime dress, their wedding gown. With a small collection in hand, her dresses became an immediate hit with her soon-to-be bride friends. Now, situated in Toronto, Bonnie has officially launched the bridal collection for Je Vis Couture, Je Vis Bridal (www.jevisbridal.com). At the start of 2016, Je Vis Bridal added bridesmaid dresses to their collection. Aside from their own designs, Je Vis Bridal also offers custom design wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses to cater to those who already have a design in mind and would like to convert it from an idea to reality.