Kukso is our first in a series of four people that Jeffrey Williams shot for us in Milan. I love Kukso’s passion for the power of the timeless designs of indigenous cultures . To me, iconic cultural references are undeniable truths in fashion and always provide a stamp of individuality, like the simple beauty of line and volume of the kimono and the eternal majesty of the primary colors (“strong pure energy”) in Maasai beaded jewelry. Kukso told Jeffrey that his grandmother’s traditional Korean costumes were a huge inspiration for him. “Pure beauty” is what Kukso is after, and the affect of how he likes to “mix cultures in one pot” – the combination of his ripped jeans, classic tuxedo shoes, ethnic jewelry, and long black hair together is a visual feast.