Style Evolution: Elvin Ng

A look back at the All-Time Favourite Artiste Award recipient's most memorable outfits

Style Evolution: Elvin Ng
Style Evolution: Elvin Ng
04 Apr 2017

Style Evolution: Elvin Ng

Now that we’re driving full steam ahead to Star Awards, there’s no better time to look back at the (sartorial) trials and tribulations of our three All-Time Favourite Artiste Award recipients: Joanne Peh, Elvin Ng, and Quan Yi Fong. This week, we shine the spotlight on Elvin, who sure has come a long way since he was first discovered on variety show School Belle and Beau in 2004.

Keep reading to see how Elvin Ng has evolved over the years. 

School Belle and Beau (2004)
School Belle and Beau (2004)
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School Belle and Beau (2004)

We can see why Elvin was scouted, and he didn’t even need a fancy outfit to stand out.

A Life of Hope (2005)
A Life of Hope (2005)
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A Life of Hope (2005)

Because who needs clothes when you have a six-pack, right Elvin? That back tattoo feels hilariously off-branded for the perennially suited-up star though. 

A Life of Hope (2005)
A Life of Hope (2005)
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A Life of Hope (2005)

Elvin is surprisingly believable as the guy our mothers always warned us about.

A Life of Hope (2005)
A Life of Hope (2005)
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A Life of Hope (2005)

When your shirt is basic but your face is #ContouringGoals.

Star Awards 2007 Show 2
Star Awards 2007 Show 2
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Star Awards 2007 Show 2

Maybe it’s the tie or the pinstripe suit but we are getting a very retro vibe from this look.

25th Anniversary of Chinese drama (2007)
25th Anniversary of Chinese drama (2007)
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25th Anniversary of Chinese drama (2007)

Between the amber dye job, the key pendant, and the combination of striped shirt and lightweight jacket, we hereby dub this look “ah beng meeting his girlfriend’s parents for the first time”.

Happily Ever After press conference (2007)
Happily Ever After press conference (2007)
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Happily Ever After press conference (2007)

Elvin must like that pendant a lot since he wore it for two events.

The Dream Catchers (2009)
The Dream Catchers (2009)
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The Dream Catchers (2009)

Elvin’s youthful features looked even fresher against his character’s.

The Dream Catchers press conference (2009)
The Dream Catchers press conference (2009)
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The Dream Catchers press conference (2009)

Elvin kept it casual with a sport zip-up and minimally styled hair. 

Together (2009)
Together (2009)
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Together (2009)

Stayin’ alive! All that’s missing from Elvin’s Saturday Night Fever-worthy getup is a shaggy haircut and a moustache.

Breakout (2010)
Breakout (2010)
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Breakout (2010)

We know what you are thinking. We are just as puzzled by the colourful retro shades Elvin was made to wear in Breakout. The wardrobe folks must have forgot he plays someone with autism, not a victim of bad fashion.

Breakout press conference (2010)
Breakout press conference (2010)
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Breakout press conference (2010)

More like breaking out of a style rut with that handsome leather jacket, eh Elvin?

Mediacorp Festival (2010)
Mediacorp Festival (2010)
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Mediacorp Festival (2010)

We can’t get enough of Elvin’s satin pants. 

New Beginnings (2010)
New Beginnings (2010)
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New Beginnings (2010)

Elvin’s off-white suit looks like it came straight off a beach wedding inspiration board.

Star Awards 2012 Show 1
Star Awards 2012 Show 1
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Star Awards 2012 Show 1

We never thought we’d see the cutout trend on guys, but here we are.

Absolutely Charming (2012)
Absolutely Charming (2012)
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Absolutely Charming (2012)

Elvin traded his signature suits and jackets for a cowl neck shirt at the Absolutely Charming press conference.

Absolutely Charming press conference (2012)
Absolutely Charming press conference (2012)
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Absolutely Charming press conference (2012)

Only Elvin’s impressive guns keep this getup from looking 100 percent #normcore.

Star Awards 2013 Show 1
Star Awards 2013 Show 1
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Star Awards 2013 Show 1

Elvin kept things suave despite showing off his punkish side in a safety pin-embellished suit and matching buzz cut.

The Journey: A Voyage press conference (2013)
The Journey: A Voyage press conference (2013)
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The Journey: A Voyage press conference (2013)

Looks like Elvin’s stylist was influenced by Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby, which came out that same year.
 

Sealed with a Kiss (2015)
Sealed with a Kiss (2015)
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Sealed with a Kiss (2015)

Boy, are we thankful that the ‘do Elvin sported in Sealed with a Kiss was a wig and not actual bangs. The full fringe look is not for him.

Photo: Channel 8

PPCTV Awards (2015)
PPCTV Awards (2015)
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PPCTV Awards (2015)

Elvin kept it classy in a black tux when accepting his Favourite Lead Actor trophy at the PPCTV Awards in Cambodia.

Photo: Mediacorp

Birthday celebration with his fan club, Elvinology (2015)
Birthday celebration with his fan club, Elvinology (2015)
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Birthday celebration with his fan club, Elvinology (2015)

Elvin joked that he might have overdid it with the blue but we think he looks mighty dapper in a tux in his fan club’s official colour. Just one question though, was that teddy his plus one?

Photo: Elvin Ng's Facebook

Star Awards 2016 Part 1
Star Awards 2016 Part 1
04 Apr 2017

Star Awards 2016 Part 1

Elvin gets 3 stars (out of 3, of course!) for his sharp military-inspired suit from Dolce & Gabbana. He certainly has an eye for detail and almost always aces the red carpet.

Star Awards 2016 Part 1
Star Awards 2016 Part 1
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Star Awards 2016 Part 1

Okay we take that back. What is that glittery jellyfish on Elvin's throat?

Cambodia trip (2016)
Cambodia trip (2016)
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Cambodia trip (2016)

Elvin said dressing up in traditional Khmer costume was one of the highlights of his trip to Phnom Penh and we can see why. The actor looks downright princely in his royal blue silk shirt.

Photo: Elvin Ng's Facebook

Road to Star Awards 2017: Show 2
Road to Star Awards 2017: Show 2
04 Apr 2017

Road to Star Awards 2017: Show 2

After watching Elvin play the cold and tough bodyguard Deng Bo in 118 the last four months, it is refreshing to see him loosen up and show his metrosexual side in a pink suit. We can’t wait to see what he wears when he takes the stage to receive his All-Time Favourite Artiste Award.

Photo: Channel 8

More in this series:
Style Evolution: Joanne Peh
Style Evolution: Jesseca Liu
Style Evolution: Qi Yuwu
Style Evolution: Rui En

Watch this year's All-Time Favourite Artiste graduates' past shows on Toggle:
Watch Elvin Ng's past shows here.
Watch Joanne Peh's past shows here.
Watch Quan Yi Fong's past shows here.

Visit the Star Awards 2017 official microsite for more.

Catch The Road to Star Awards 2017 LIVE every Sunday from March 26 to April 9, 9pm, on Channel 8 or Toggle.
Catch the Star Awards Walk of Fame on April 16, Sunday, 5.30pm on Channel 8 or Toggle.
Catch the 2017 Star Awards ceremony LIVE on April 16, Sunday, 7pm on Channel 8/U or Toggle.

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