Johan Ku and His Sculpture-Like Knitwear
Johan Ku ( born in Taiwan in 1979) started his career in graphic design when he was 17 years old. He established his own design studio in 05, and participated in Hong Kong Fashion Week twice in '07. His "Emotional Sculpture" collection won Gen Art's Design Vision of Avant Garde Award in New York while he attended Central Saint Martins MA Fashion course. This year his "Re-Sculpture" and "Emotional Sculpture" collections became examples in a British academic textbook for knitwear design with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Rodarte.
Greatest inspirations or influences?
I always get inspirations from new yarns, textiles and sculptures.
Most interesting reaction to your work so far?
“They are crazy, insane, but pretty.”
What would be a dream project for you?
Doing a cover look for Bjork’s new album is definitely my dream project.
Plans for 2011?
To release my own collection and to hold my own runway show every season.
Fashion icons in your opinion?
Bjork, Bjork and Bjork.
Anything else you’d like to share with our audience?
I am doing a new collection for 11/12 F/W that will be released on March 2011.