Name: Priscilla Shunmugam
Date of birth: 17 July 1981
Occupation: Founder and designer, Ong Shunmugam
How she got started: Upon opting for an early retirement from her legal career, Shunmugam studied dressmaking and pattern cutting in London. She returned to Singapore in 2010 to launch Ong Shunmugam.
Notable achievements: Steering Ong Shunmugam to become one of Asia's most promising brands, leading the charge on contemporary Asian womenswear and redefining traditional garb. She also won the Grand Award at the Design For Asia Awards in 2013.
Something you might not have known about her: She only mastered the art of reverse parking in 2016.
A quote she lives by: "If you work for everything, everything will work for you."
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