FOR­EIGN FREE­DOM

The Sun (Malaysia) - - FASHION -

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.

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