MOTO GUO HOURS
A day in the life of the 2016 LVMH Prize semifinalist and Malaysian designer, Moto Guo. By Amy Yasmine.
9.30AM I usually wake up around this hour, even if I do go to bed around 4 to 5am. It’s a very minimum amount of sleep, but it needs to be done, especially if we’re rushing to complete a new collection, like now. I get around 20 e-mails a day, dealing with suppliers and the design team, which is why that is one of the first things I attend to every morning. 11AM I have my first meal of the day. I’m a fan of our local cuisine, so I head to the hawker centre from around the corner of my apartment almost every day. They do the best fishball noodle soup there, and I can’t get enough of it. Having a big and hearty breakfast for me is important as I will need lots of energy to get me through the day. But if I'm in Milan, breakfast gets a little bit more social as the team and I share an entire apartment together. I’m not a big coffee or tea person, but a glass of juice is a must for me.