Tuesday, September 22, 2009

fashion design : Taipei, Taiwan. London

meet fashion designer Johan Ku, Born in Taipei, Taiwan, based in London now. Johan Ku started his career as a graphic designer since he was 17 years old. After he had accomplished BA and MA degree in fashion and textile design, Johan founded his own studio in 2005, and then went to Hong Kong Fashion Week for twice in 2007. His signature design is sculpture-like dress in white.
Johan's "Neo-Cheongsam Look" series won the first prize of "China International Collegiate Fashion Design Competition" Chinese Style Category, 2004. "Emotional Sculpture"
series won the third prize of " Taiwan Fashion Design Award" And in 2005,

"Essence of Chinese Calligraph "
series won the best ten prize of "Hao-Sha Cup" Swimming Suit Design Competition in Beijing
"Re-sculpture"won the first prize of " Donghua Cup, International Design Contest " WEB LINK

Friday, September 18, 2009

photographer : New York, New Jersey

meet photographer, Ryan Yoon born in South Korean, Ryan moved from South Korea to the United States of America to pursue an active career in fashion photography. While earning his Fashion Merchandising Management bachelor and associates degree at the State University of New York College of Oneonta and at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Ryan exclusively exhibited his 2004 solo works at the “Fashion Photography” exhibition and featured his 2005 works in the "PIXEL" exhibition in New York City. Ryan’s photographic, edgy, stylish and artistic creations possessed a combination of creative ideas as he also concentrated on capturing moments. As an up-and-coming, trendy, fashion photographer, Ryan concentrates on fashion and artistic documentary photography and takes photography assignments from modeling agencies in addition to working on his personal artworks. WEB LINK

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

jewelry designer : Salinas, CA

meet Award Winning Designer - Certified Goldsmith - Metal Smithing Instructor - Jewelry Desiger Birgit Kupke-Peyla. Growing up her parents fostered her creativity. Making things: conceptualizing, designing, creating has always been part of her life. Her mother passed her passion for Fiber Arts on to Brigit. She knitted and sewed. Brigit learned both by observing her. Her dad, an engineer, encouraged her to assist him with projects. He taught her how to hold a file and swing a hammer. Her career in metals, melding my aptitude for small scale and her interest in design, started with a friendship to a young goldsmith. Brigit's curiosity prompted an invitation to visit his studio. He introduced her to soldering and she fabricated her first pieces of jewelry, 22 years ago. This euphoric experience led to an apprenticeship. Upon Graduation from High School, having passed the entrance exam for two Art Schools she decided to go to HANAU. The schools curriculum combines classical training in the trade of gold-smithing with drafting, drawing and design. With the BA degree in hand she found employment and had the opportunity to work side by side with a certified master jeweler. Today she personally executes the entire creative process, construction and distribution from my California studio. Because she is intimately involved with every step of the development of a piece of jewelry, she can attend to intricate details of design, fit, and construction in a manner that is both unrivaled and uncompromising. I have personally met and purchased from Bridget and intend to do so again, she is truly gifted. WEB LINK