Ngockhanh Ngo is truly a dream chaser. MADE by Ngo (Make All Dreams Exist) is his hard core brand created right here in Columbus, Ohio. This 27 year old entrepreneur is originally from Vietnam and came here with his family at the age of four. Growing up around family members in business, he developed his entrepreneurship at a young age selling Snicker bars in elementary. Talk about young husslin’.
During his time at CSCC, Ngockhanh struggled to find interests in the classroom and later found a true passion in fashion. He had previously dabbled in hand painting t-shirts and customizing shoes and realized he could make a business out of doing what he enjoyed. He continued his education at the Columbus College of Art & Design, where he learned to hone in on skills to craft an aesthetic of his own. He has been involved in fashion shows at Kent State and OSU as well as completing an internship with Homage.
These days, Ohio themed clothing items can be seen everywhere. What sets him apart? His designs combine an artistic feel with the street wear vibe. In fact, his floral Ohio flag designed is copyrighted under his name!
His big goal is to show at New York Fashion week, which he just attended last week. What keeps him inspired? Staying humble, but keeping the drive alive. He never gets comfortable because he knows that he is capable of doing more. He stays trendy, yet sees the importance of forecasting.
Ngockhanh is opening his first store titled MADE BY NGO flagship, at the Co-Op in the Short North during the next Gallery Hop (Saturday, October 4th). 940 N High Street. Stop by, support, and #shoplocal.
We love meeting people who understand all that Ohio has to offer. Ngockhanh represents Ohio correctly and is known as the #RealOhioPlayer — someone that is proud to show that there are cool genuine people here in Ohio with style. Thanks for putting the (floral) flag on the map!