Friday Knitting Inspiration. Johan Ku.

//Friday Knitting Inspiration. Johan Ku.

Friday Knitting Inspiration. Johan Ku.

Happy Friday!

It’s been awhile since my last Knitting Inspiration post, life’s been busy. Today I would love to introduce you one of my favorite and inspiring knitwear designers – Johan Ku. Johan was born in Taiwan, in a family who was very far from the world of art or fashion. At the age of 17 Johan started working as a freelance graphic designer and later became fascinated with the fashion and textile design. During his studies, Johan released his “Emotional Sculpture” knitwear collection – a mix between wearable shapes and art pieces; after that the world’s fashion industry labeled him “The Glory of Taiwan”, acknowledging his innovative approach to knit textiles.

Johan’s signature style is sculpture-like silhouette garments, unique textiles and chunky yarn. Designer is mostly inspired by “interesting textiles and yarn” – this is always a starting point for his collections. His label is a mix of wearable pieces and knitwear art installations. I find the latter especially fascinating – yarn takes an incredible shape in the hands of Johan.

One of Johan’s life goals is to have 100% creative freedom. He believes that the fashion can be “a sort of art, if designers create from their soul”.

To see more of Johan Ku’s knitwear pieces visit designer’s official website

Have a great weekend!


By | 2016-05-20T06:17:52+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Knitting Inspiration|11 Comments


  1. Miss Manitas May 20, 2016 at 8:39 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness!!! What work!! If I have to be honest I love these clothes and I’d like to have one, though not know if I could put them … I do not know if I would go out on any given day with something !!! I think have taken away many eyes … 😉

    • Alina May 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm - Reply

      I am glad you love it! Johan is an artist and these pieces are more like a creative expression that the actual wearable garments. I absolutely love this kind of interpretation of knitwear. But on his website you can find much more wearable pieces!

  2. Zeta May 21, 2016 at 6:24 am - Reply

    I think it would be so interesting to see how a piece like that is made. From inspiration, to actually knitting it.

    • Alina May 22, 2016 at 9:38 am - Reply

      I would love to see that!

  3. Lisa May 21, 2016 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Wow. Those are very intense – definitely cannot wear those to the grocery store!
    Ok all jokes aside, I really do love what he is creating and how it has become a beautiful, almost delicate art form.

    • Alina May 22, 2016 at 9:41 am - Reply

      I love that knitting is turning into a form of art – pictures, sculptures, installations – the possibilities are endless!

  4. Akiba May 21, 2016 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Ooh – I love these pieces and I am crazy enough to wear them – but living in the desert does not make it possible.

    • Alina May 22, 2016 at 9:43 am - Reply

      I know that you wouldn’t have a problem wearing it!!! This is one of billions reasons why I love you so much 🙂

  5. Julie May 24, 2016 at 6:56 am - Reply

    whoa, so inspiring! I love the mash up of techniques. I wonder how soft it is to wear? They look quite sturdy.

    • Alina May 25, 2016 at 7:03 am - Reply

      I would love to get in Johan’s studio and observe the process! I am so curious to see how he achieves these shapes!

  6. sustainablemum May 26, 2016 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Wow, they are not everyday wear are they. Intriguing and interesting. An amazing imagination as part of the process.

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