Karmuel Young launched his eponymous brand in 2014 and just last year made his mark as a finalist in Lane Crawford’s annual “Creative Call-Out” competition. Recognised for his unique reformation of the male silhouette using geometric shapes, Young has an understated alternative aesthetic that takes functional designs merged with bold pops of colour.
This year, Lane Crawford's "Creative Call-Out" has gone global, with applications closing on August 31, 2020, on their digital platforms. Committed to launching up-and-coming creatives, they're offering a HKD$100,000 cash prize, along with a tailored mentorship to one winner from each region. With a judging panel including Lane Crawford president Andrew Keith and renowned designer Alexander Wang, it's an opportunity of a lifetime for designers across all forms of media to make their start.
Young gives his two-cents on his experience in the Creative Call-Out, and how everything from Hong Kong flea markets to squares have shaped his latest collection.
Congratulations on your latest collection! Can you tell us more about it, and your main inspirations behind Project 04, “Form of Masculinity”?
Project 04 is about “Form of Masculinity”. I am trying to step up fused with the essence of geometry in reshaping body form and redefining masculinity.
By incorporating a more sophisticated palette and blocks while evolving the 2-dimensional skeleton into a 3-dimensional architecture, pieces like the Trapezium Shirt, Cuboid and Square Overshirts create a concrete and unconventional silhouette. While, The Padded Vest and V-mock neck Sweater embody the equilibrium of boldness and aesthetic figure of men.