When I was 8 years old, I saw John Galliano's first collection for Dior on TV. I was so touched by its beauty, that was the moment I knew I wanted to be a designer. Creating breathtaking beauty became my lifelong dream and mission ever since.
I was born in China and lived there till I was 14 years old before I moved to Singapore. There was absolutely no luxury around me when I grew up. I didn't even know what Vogue or Gucci was till my teenage years.This dream of becoming a creator of beauty came to me at an age when I spent my days surrounded by cute stuffed toys and comic books instead of the likes of Chanel and Fendi.
In 2011 I moved to London and studied at London College of Fashion then I honed my skills at Alexander McQueen and later at Jimmy Choo. Those great brands taught me the essentials of luxury craftsmanship, particularly the manufacturing arts that can still be found today in Italy. I also discovered something else about myself: I still love playful cuteness with the same passion I did as a child.
My vision is that the two are not incompatible: I make luxury handbags with every signature of the finest Italian craftsmanship, and you will also find details that will bring you back to the girl you once were as you make your mark in the world, full of your sophisticated confidence.
“Haute Cute” has since become the concept of my luxury designer label Ming Ray, it offers you all of the refinement and elegance of luxury made by master artisans in Italy but then that touch of lighthearted innocence that every sophisticated woman still carries in her.
What does a woman want when she already has everything and can afford anything? She comes to me for something fresh, bold and unique.
"I make luxury handbags with every signature of the finest Italian craftsmanship, and you will also find details that will bring you back to the girl you once were as you make your mark in the world, full of your sophisticated confidence."