Motoguo Paris SS2021 photos by Danny Lim

It, our home. It, the Motoguo girl. It, our muse. It.
  “My soul etched into my heart and home.” What defines a Moto Guo girl? Who paints the character of ’It’? This season, Motoguo tells the story of how everyone, everything evokes something deep inside us, be it a keepsake, personal gems or just knick-knacks. They narrate our past, emphasise on the current and foretell our future. ’It’ is formless yet definitive, anything but everything — it is what it is. “She is whole when she has a home.” The 80s vibes. Sailor Moon off-duty looks. Random collection of vintage buttons. Mismatched colours and patterns. The usual favourites which make up ‘It’.
  Credits Photographer: Danny Lim Styling: Kinder Eng Make up: Shiyo Joo Hair: Cody Chua Models: TuE M. Batrisyia R. Roanne W. Sarah H. Jeffrey T. Chair C. Mateus G
 Motoguo is an eponymous label, founded in 2015 by Moto Guo and business partner Jay Ang accompanied by co-creative director, Kinder Eng.
 Formerly started as menswear label, Motoguo has progressed into a genderless label where their collections are pushing the boundaries of gender, fashion and fluidity, progressively creating a space for anyone in between.
With the duo’s detailed institutions, precise visions and a certain inclination for romance, their collections are reminiscent of everyone’s childhood nostalgia immersed in whimsicality and playfulness, topped with a sparkle of cynicism.

 By Riri Tan
  Born and raised in Malaysia, Moto Guo is a fat bloke and a skeptic.
 Growing up with double bass and violin, it was music school that shaped Guo’s intuition and precision on minute details. Or perhaps his base note of narcissism and dark humor, unintentionally.
 In 2013, Guo came into the scene with his graduate collection from Raffles College of Higher Education. His capsule collection, ‘Out Like a Light’ was a self-introductory project that reflects on true accounts of his personal experiences from the early years. He translated his mild clinomania into quilts and textures that stuck as his staples and made him known.
Guo took the two titles of ‘Best Collection Award’ and ‘Best Academic Award’ home.
 In 2015, Guo co-founded his eponymous label with his business partner Jay, and appointed Kinder, as his personal assistant. Guo’s approach is direct and simple. He relates himself to his works, creating the sincerest form of expression and honesty, regardless of the motives. It could be a story, a message to his viewers or simply just an array of his love for lines and shapes. Each collection portrays traces of his character, where he executes them with sensibility in mind and a hint of cynicism above all else.
Guo is actually residing in Malaysia.
 by Riri Tan
  Kinder Eng is a Malaysian born idealist drenched in pastels, with fragments of Jenny Humphrey’s fashion show tucked somewhere in his heart.
  Quiet and reserved, Eng had always been exceptionally close to his two mothers. Trailing his mother to noisy saloons back in the late 90s while observing the girlie talks between his stepmother and stepsister were his earliest memories. He would be seated with colorful old school fashion magazines or be watching sets of pre[y china clinking. It would be those that intrigued him to be a creator of captivating garments that associate with vintage and romance.
  Eng calls himself a dreamer and a genuine hopeless romantic.
  In 2011, he was acquainted with Moto Guo. Guo was a senior to him when they were both in Raffles College of Higher Education, inspiring him all along. Eng regarded him his mentor and had yielded great respect for him, ever since.
  In 2014, Eng presented his graduate collection ‘You Made Me This Way’, a showcase of what is known to be a series of great styling of femininely structured pieces, pleats and wooden accessories. A metaphoric projection of the relationship he and his father share, the collection was preppy, focused and somewhat disturbing like he intended. Eng’s brief emo>onal ride won him the ‘Best Collection Award’.
  Eng became Guo’s personal assistant right when Motoguo was established. And it had been so since, until he was appointed as the second creative director in 2016.
  Eng currently lives in Malaysia with Rubber, his French bulldog.

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