Paris-based designer Hideki Seo describes his work as “more artistic than fashion-based" - characterizing his pieces as wearable sculpture. Exaggerating traditional proportions and emblazoning his forms with bright colors and patterns, Seo’s garments draw inspiration from his extensive international travels.
A graduate of the Kyoto University of Art and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Hideki Seo has served as design assistant to Azzedine Alaïa since 2006. This close mentorship led Seo to pursue his own creative direction in his spare time: “In the night, I become the artist and live in my dreams,” says the Hiroshima-born designer.
Seo’s inclusion in museum exhibits exploring concepts as diverse as monsters, the chess queen, and fairy tale characters reflect his commitment to using his art as a medium for exploring universal questions and archetypes. “Through these works, I am considering the boundaries of art,” he explains. “My concept is focused on life and death and how differences in language and culture inform art.”
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