Designer Portrait: Rok Hwang
CLASSICS WITH A TWIST
He's perfectly educated: Rok Hwang took the step into self-employment in 2016 after working for Louis Vuitton and Celine (under the aegis of Phoebe Philo) - and hits the nerve of the times. For his label Rokh, the Korean-born artist deconstructs business classics such as suits, trench coats and shift dresses into modern interpretations that can be easily integrated into a sophisticated wardrobe.
MADAME: How would you define the aesthetics of your fashion?
ROK HWANG: Rough, imperfect - a never-ending work in progress.
MADAME: Which garment gives a woman the most strength and sovereignty?
ROK HWANG: This is quite individual. An outfit should feel natural, not disguised. Of course, there are certain dress codes in many professions that you should respect. But I firmly believe that you are more convincing when you are very close to yourself - and not just when it comes to fashion.
MADAME: What does success mean to you?
ROK HWANG: Teamwork and passion.
MADAME: And what does a good work-life balance look like for you?
ROK HWANG: If you do a job that is more a vocation than a profession, then you no longer ask yourself this question.
MADAME: Which song is currently at the top of your personal hit list?
ROK HWANG: No song, no music, just my inner peace