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.