DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT SS15| Merit Award Winner Gyo Yuni Kinchoe
The brainchild of designers Gyo Kim and Yuni Chloe, their label, Gyo Yuni Kimchoe combines sustainable creative choices with luxurious aesthetics. With consideration for environmental problems, social issues, exploitation and animal cruelty at the heart of their design process, Kim and Chloe take inspiration from art, history and contemporary issues. Gyo Yuni Kimchoe present modern fantasies and eco friendly myths throughout their collections with directional tailoring and striking draping creating distinct pieces each exuding individuality and unique style.
The designer duo who both hail from Korea, met in New York where Gyo Kim studied design at the famous Parsons School of Design, moving to London Yuni Chloe mastered her craft at Ravensbourne College of Art whilst Gyo Kim continued his studies at the renowned Central Saint Martins. With Fashion Scout naming Gyo Yuni Kimchoe as this season's Merit Award Winner, it is an exciting time for this innovative label.
By Charlotte Muscat, (@CharlotteLM9)
Images, courtesy of Gyo Yuni Kimchoe