#SuitsAndSneakers pt II

Pt II of #SuitsAndSneakers concludes our delve into the most misunderstood term ‘casual/formal’ with two more Rakish artists on the streets of London town, captured by Garcon Jon.

Shawn Soh, Theatrical Art Director

Why do you love wearing suits with sneakers?

I have quite a large collection of sneakers and only a few pairs of formal shoes. Besides that obvious practical reason, I also really like how it looks.

How would you define your aesthetic?

I am really inspired by horror, sci-fi and monochromatic minimalism. I guess that somehow extends itself from my work to how I carry myself. In a dream world, I would be dressed in Voldemort's magnificent black cape with a pair of my favourite Nikes.

How would you define great design?

When design is at it's best, it arouses the senses, articulating imaginative personal world-views into a shared visual experience.

Why did you chose London as your home?

Where I come from isn't a place that encourages me to be who I endeavour to be. London not only has provided me with opportunities to explore my creative work, but it has also led me to meet people from all around the world. I've heard the most amazing fantastical stories about so many lives. Not to forget, the escape from my tropical homeland also allowed me to have a great winter wardrobe.

Leave us with some words of wisdom...

'When in doubt, swipe right.'


September 2015

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