This affable beauty, who hails from the southern state of Peninsular Malaysia, began her business in Johor, but to no avail as it received a lukewarm reception.
“There wasn’t many opportunities for indie designers in Malaysia, so I decided to move back to Hong Kong. The latter is where east meets the west, thus there are plenty of chances for artists to flourish. People over here are on top of the self-actualisation pursuit, therefore allowing them to have an appreciation for art,” she elaborated. While her career has taken off relatively well at Pearl of the Orient, she cautioned novices that it’s a whole new ball game for them. “It was alright for me because I lived in Hong Kong and China for five years, hence I have had some connections before I started Glancez. It is different for newcomers since the lifestyle and communication here are dissimilar to other places. Hong Kong is famous for being fast-paced, straightforward but also highly efficient.” A shrewd businesswoman who knows the value in keeping her options open, she expressed that it is always within her plan to expand Glancez back to Malaysia someday. On top of that, she is aiming for a broader international appeal too. “I’d love to present my brand at fashion week in London, New York and more. Considering how I’ve received several invitations from the fashion community in New York and Paris, I may be there in another six to 12 months,” added Ng. For a brand that got its namesake from a combination of wordplay and the desire for people “to take several glance(s) at the eyecatching designs”, this is definitely a label that you have to be on the lookout for.