Article for Fashion Scout London
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.
SS20 was inspired by author Paul Bogard’s book “The End of Night”. In the book Bogard restores human awareness of the primal, wild dark night sky and explains how people were influenced by it, from science to art to light pollution.
The collection was influenced by pyjama silhouettes, neon trimmings, contrasting colours and cuts. The recurrent prints were the ones of starts and old checkered blankets made from recycled yarn and topped off with metallic gauzes to bring us closer to the night lights. In terms of makeup powerful colours such as cyclamen, marine blue and a sprinkle of glitter 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 bring awareness with his collection on threat of artificial light pollution which had impact in the wildlife and the modern world as well.
Simon Mo graduated with a BA Womenwear from Central Saint Martins, London in 2012 and has worked with British Fashion House, Alexander McQueen and Nathan Jenden’s ‘Mask’ womenswear label in Shanghai.