Han Chong

He’s dressed A-listers from Beyoncé to Kate Middleton, and was nominated by the British Fashion Awards for Best Emerging Designer. When this Malaysian talent founded Self Portrait, he intended to bridge the gap between high street and luxury, a concept that nailed everything a fashionista wished for. Han is inspired by strong female role models and designs to empower women, to make them feel like they can conquer the world. Like many entrepreneurs, the self-professed workaholic credits his team for their support and for spurring the brand to the next level. He revealed that he has numerous exciting plans for this year, and we can’t wait to see what he has in store.

Did you know: Growing up in Penang, Han was influenced by his aunt, an artist who opened his eyes to looking at art and design in new ways.