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Kim Choong-Wilkins

MA work

MA work

BODYBOUND

We must not look at goblin men,

We must not buy their fruits:

Who knows upon what soil they fed

Their hungry thirsty roots?

The macabre photography of Joel-Peter Witkin and this particular verse by Christina Rossetti are the inspiration for BODYBOUND. Together they inform my collection on the human condition, desire and the perverse. Referencing both the anatomical drawings of Vesalius and the eroticism of Hokusai, the collection revolves around skin, sinew, muscle, and bone. It pumps sex back into a craft that has become lust-less, prompting arousal and addiction for men’s knitwear by examining the relationship between seduction and repulsion. Fabrics are ultra luxurious knits, laminated and studded, hard and glistening.

Sponsors: BI.MI.VA, Lanecardate, Todd & Duncan, Zegna Baruffa & Swear Shoes

Info

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Fashion Menswear, 2009

    Specialism

    Knitwear

  • BODYBOUND

    We must not look at goblin men,

    We must not buy their fruits:

    Who knows upon what soil they fed

    Their hungry thirsty roots?

    The macabre photography of Joel-Peter Witkin and this particular verse by Christina Rossetti are the inspiration for BODYBOUND. Together they inform my collection on the human condition, desire and the perverse. Referencing both the anatomical drawings of Vesalius and the eroticism of Hokusai, the collection revolves around skin, sinew, muscle, and bone. It pumps sex back into a craft that has become lust-less, prompting arousal and addiction for men’s knitwear by examining the relationship between seduction and repulsion. Fabrics are ultra luxurious knits, laminated and studded, hard and glistening.

    Sponsors: BI.MI.VA, Lanecardate, Todd & Duncan, Zegna Baruffa & Swear Shoes

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Textile Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, 2005; Foundation Art and Design, Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, 2002
  • Experience

  • Design Assistant, Scott Ramsay Kyle, London, 2007; Studio Assistant, Jasper Conran, London, 2007; Studio Asistant, Alexander McQueen, London, 2006; Knitwear Designer, Studio I.F. for Ermenegildo Zegna, Milan, Italy, 2006
  • Exhibitions

  • PITTI IMMAGINE filati, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy, 2005; Artaid, Royal College of Art, 2005; Drawdrawing, Brazilian Embassy Gallery, London, 2004; Alternative Miss World, Hippodrome, London, 2003
  • Awards

  • Claremont Scholarship, 2009