We first discovered Moto Guo in February of 2015 after stumbling into his inaugural collection, " A Litho Odd". He has since followed with two equally intriguing collections and been short-listed for the coveted LVMH fashion prize.
We've been tuned in like fan girls. Sometimes you see a person's work and know instantly that they are unique and important and will inspire masses.
Find a brief interview between our Creative Director, Stephan Alexander, and Moto Guo below.
little beast: Where did you grow up in Malaysia?
MG: A small town called Teluk Intan in a state called Perak.
little beast: What was your childhood like?
MG: Simple, carefree and without worries.
little beast: How long have you known that design, specifically apparel, was in your veins?
MG: I started doing fashion quite late, in 2011, which was few years back, but I picked up really quickly. Most importantly, fashion filled up a void in me, that is one of the reasons I fall for it.
little beast: I really love the narrative of your collections, especially for The Pencil Pusher, Edition One. Tell me about your love for story telling.
MG: To me, my work is an extension of myself, my individuality. I'm always inspired by my own experiences in life, for all of my work; eventually I'm telling stories of my own, it's quite personal. Story telling is a medium for people to understand my work and me myself, and I feel like I just want to do it.
little beast: If you could collaborate with anyone, fictional, modern or otherwise - who would it be?