Simon Mo Explores the End of the Night
Simon Mo’s Malaysian upbringing gave him a different perspective on womenswear. The brand focuses on nature, history and culture, all of these in relation to imagining the future.
His SS20 collection was inspired by Paul Bogard’s book “The End of Night”. Bogard restores human awareness of the primal, dark night sky and explains how people are influenced by it, from science to art to light pollution.
The collection consisted of pyjama silhouettes, neon trimmings, contrasting colours and cuts. The prints of aged checkered blankets made from recycled yarn, topped with metallic embellishments bring us closer to the night lights.
In terms of makeup, powerful colours such as pink and marine blue were used to recreate a sky full of stars. The spectators were introduced to the theme of the show by the night masks which waited for them before the show started. Simon Mo aims to increase awareness of artificial light pollution’s impact on wildlife.
Written by Calina Muresan
Photography by Olivia Ferrera Forbes and Deborah Smith