NYC  September 20, 2012

There were two main inspirations for the SS13 collection by BONKUK KOO. One was the nine flavors of STOLI Vodka and the other was his design constant. The beauty of the sculptural shape. He ingrained each of the refined Stoli flavors into the collection. By visually projecting the flavors onto a 2-dimensional surface, he translated their elements into beautiful patterns on the surface of his line. Recently, BONS’ unwavering passion for Haute Couture led him to channel his artistry and craft into creating art pieces made by pins. Pins are one of the materials he uses most often when making a dress. When he puts pins through fabric , he holds his breath and carefully places a pin on a dress. The countless, meditative and repetitive process has led him to realize that there’s no medium like the pin that can represent who he is an an artist.