Even before Mervin Wee partnered up with his wife, Jean Yip, to launch a humble hair salon business in the 80s that has today become a beauty juggernaut with nine brands under its wing, he already had a keen sense of style as a teenager.
When he acquired his first pair of Levi’s jeans, he didn’t like how it looked—new, blue and crisp—so he bleached it, scraped it on the pavement, and even buried it to make it look more distressed!
“Style is one thing that’s very individual. I see perfection in imperfection. I don’t like everything to be too perfect. That’s why sometimes, my pants, my shirt can be totally out of shape but I think it is nice,” professed the 60-year-old creative and managing director for Jean Yip Group.