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kieran ho

Kieran Ho was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Canada before coming to London to study at the London College of Fashion. During this time, he has gained extensive experience working in the fashion industry, from design internships with labels, Peter Pilotto and Matthew Williamson, to working in a major fashion publication in Asia. His thesis collection Post-Eschatologist visualises a hypothetical ending. It is a reaction to the paranoia surrounding the Mayan 2012 doomsday phenomenon and more importantly a response to recent conflicts with Government and turmoil caused by social upheaval and rioting. The collection examines how people have dealt with hardship in the past in post-war eras. Evidence of military presence translates into the tough and rugged steel buckles and belt loops found in harnessed

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garments. The clash of the hardware with surrounding delicate silks and unraveling edges evoke a feeling of the utilitarian uniform deteriorating into elegance scarred from a harsh, bygone era. Gauze cut on the selvedge gives a nod to the days of rationing and armor-like, geometrical jade beading, on knitted net, merge ancient Mayan rituals with ammunition shells. Spliced furs from varying textures, colours, and lengths create forms reminiscent of wild animals but with new, unfamiliar, and almost impossible characteristics suggesting new a species. Taking hints from the past, Post-Eschatologist brings melancholic emotions and ceremonial cultures into modern day with sensitivity towards materials, texture, and proportion.