"Introducing an emerging designer creating captivating leather fashions."
IKEMEN #16: KAROLYN PHO
IKEMEN (ē´k´mɛn): Japanese Slang
"REALLY, REALLY, RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING PEOPLE"
Name: Karolyn Pho
Profession: Creative Director / Womenswear Designer
Origin: Los Angeles, California
Art, luxury, food, sex, travel
If I weren't me, I'd be:
Best trait about yourself:
Physically and mentally: I’m not the least bit judgmental… Plus, I have a fantastic head of hair.
First time in the morning:
Kombucha by 1 p.m., coffee and chocolate by 4 p.m. If in a situation where a charcuterie plate is present, a glass of Pinot Noir or Petite Syrah will accompany.
Something you'd never do or give up for money:
My dignity, my freedom, and this watch my father gave me when I was 18.
Have you experienced unrequited love, and if so what did you do about it:
Oh, definitely. I don’t fall in love often, but when I do, I fall hard. The frustration and sadness of a broken heart is my creative juju.
Leonardo DiCaprio hand-feeding me grapes on a boat in the Mediterranean… whilst sipping on a Hendricks martini.
Martin Margiela, Dieter Rams and Sergio Rodrigues
Coltrane, Bowie and Thom Yorke
Favorite restaurant in NYC:
Ooof, too many— Mercer Kitchen, Café Mogador, Frankies Sputino, Sao Mai, Peter Luger and Juice Press. Yes, Juice Press counts as a restaurant.