Jojo Ross

Fashion Quarterly - - Style -

I’ve never been a vis­ually in­spired de­signer so my in­spi­ra­tions al­ways come from con­cepts, words, vis­ceral ideas,” ex­plains Jojo Ross, who many will recog­nise for her sculp­tural, sci-fi-in­spired cus­tom and one-off pieces.

Al­though now cre­at­ing ready-to-wear, Jojo’s con­cep­tual past still weaves its way into her work. Her lat­est col­lec­tion was in­spired by a sin­gle sen­tence in a short story by English author Will Self, de­scrib­ing a huge and op­u­lent high-rise build­ing. Jojo says of the story, “It felt so ’80s and sur­real and slightly un­nerv­ing, so [the col­lec­tion] is my take on ’80s power dress­ing, with some in­dus­trial and dig­i­tal in­flu­ences… there’s def­i­nitely a tongue-in-cheek as­pect to it too.”

Tongue-in-chic: Jojo Ross’ take on ’80s power dress­ing is in­spired by science fic­tion.

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