Co-founder and creative director, motoguo
The co-creative director is behind the global success of fashion label motoguo
In 2013, Moto Guo burst onto the scene with his Raffles College of Higher Education graduate collection, Out Like a Light, which earned him the Best Collection Award and Best Academic Award. The collection translated his clinomania into eccentric designs with quilts and quirky shapes that the world would later come to love.
In 2015, he co-founded a menswear fashion label, motoguo, alongside co-creative director Kinder Eng and business partner Jay Perry Ang. “We slowly felt more comfortable in shaping the brand to the identity it is known today,” he shares.
motoguo broke from the mould, experimenting with bright colours, quirky textures and shapes, earning its nomination for the prestigious LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers in 2016, the first Southeast Asian label to be nominated.
Since then, motoguo has become a go-to for maximalist, genderfluid fashion, especially as younger generations embrace self-expression and creativity. In 2022, Moto Guo continues to drive the growth of his eponymous label, including its expansion into new territory by participating in its first art exhibition, Cloud Walkers, at the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art in Seoul.
“I’m constantly amazed by my excitement at starting a new collection as soon as I emerge from the depths of distress. This bittersweet relationship I have with my job is what I enjoy most.”
Did You Know?
Moto Guo grew up playing the double bass and violin.