CLEO Hot Shots 2016: Meet Cassey Gan

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Cassey Gan, 32, Fashion Designer

Do what you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Nobody understands this better than Cassey Gan, one of #teamCLEO’s favourite local designers who decided to pursue her true passion for fashion after completing her Chemical Engineering degree.

When and how did you become interested in fashion and designing?

After I’ve completed my Chemical Engineering degree, I was very unhappy and I knew I did not want to be an engineer. It all started when I was working with a couple of fashion magazines, I would be surrounded by beautiful clothes every day and have always wondered how they are made. So I decided to take the plunge and enrolled in London College of Fashion.

How would you describe your aesthetic?

Comfort with quiet confidence and great attention to details. I take pride in my original prints which are all hand-painted on canvas, then transferred onto fabrics.

What is your biggest fear in terms of your career?

When my supply and demand don’t meet.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Do something you love and never give up.

Where do you see yourself and the brand in five years?

On my personal front, I do see myself having children. As for the brand, I’d love to see it being stocked in ten major cities, including New York, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Learn more about Cassey Gan in our August 2016 issue (pg.79)!