“At the end of the day,
the notion of architecture seems to be somewhat similar to clothing; layer
between skin and outside world: layer between interior and exterior. They both
yield a humble form of shelter from externality.”
— Jono Yoo
Founded by friends Daniel, Jin, Jono and Mick, A12 is a creative studio stemming from an architectural background, specialising in the visualisation of spaces. At A12, they believe that every space has a story to tell, and are constantly experimenting with new ways to pursue that idea.
Joon Yang is a South Korean born, Auckland-based fashion
designer and maker.
Joon creates contemporary clothing by twisting traditional
tailoring, cutting methods, and skills. His basic design principles find purpose
in eliminating unnecessary decorative features to reintroduce pure anatomical
shapes and lines.
These pieces represent studies that explore austerity in
menswear through the philosophy of Buddhism. The garments are inspired by the
monk robe; made from a single rectangular piece of fabric that wraps and folds
around the body in a primal sense, and applying that feeling to the everyday.