RAWawards Fashion Designer of the Year winner for 2012, Cheryl Koo returns this year to the 5th Annual fete as a featured artist. The creative, classically trained dancer’s fashion debut in 2012 was auspicious with the line hanging in top, high end boutiques on both costs like Traffic Men and Traffic Studio at Beverly Center Los Angeles. Her designs were also featured on “Germany’s Next Top Model” with Heidi Klum and worn by Nicki Minaj in Alicia Key’s video, This Girl’s on Fire.
For Koo, the only constant for the effervescent and cunning talent is that she’s evolving. Her new line, CM2K, is the realization of apparel creations framed within her perspective of world travels and everyday experiences. From gas masks to teddy bears, the work is beyond avant-garde and an awakening message to her customer. She’s present, taking in every sensory inspiration to deliver a one-of-a-kind design. The third offering titled Back to Black
, a fusion of past work from Other Duck, The Other and Cheryl Koo collections, showcases a polarized vision of harmony and conflict. It’s an edgy street style with a cozy couture feel. Classy comfort is derived from mixing different luxury textiles, such as, leather and suede, with accessible pleather, nylon and plastics to compliment the comfort and “wear-ability” of black cotton fleece.
When not producing showcases that meld both her passions of fashion and dance or body surfing in the Philippines, or travelling the world for inspiration, she’s working on new collections in a downtown L.A. loft, creating new art and empowering all her followers to have a platform for free expression.