Thomas Wee has been in the fashion industry for over 35 years, since being a finalist in the first Young Fashion Designer Contest organized by Her World magazine in 1978. He was one of the designers, known as “The Magnificent Seven”, selected by the Trade Development Board to exhibit and showcase his collections in Tokyo and Osaka in 1980 and Paris in 1981 and 1982. He has represented Singapore in “The best of Asian Designers”, “The Best of Best” and “The Premier Designer Show” in 1985. In 1991, the Straits Times selected Thomas Wee as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Recently in 2011, he was voted by CNN Power List as one of the 30 people who have shaped Singapore.