Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Kouklitas - Puppet on High End Designer Fashion now in Hong Kong

Andrew Yang, a 25 year old Taiwanese American mix fashion clothe puppet artist & illustrator, is now in Hong Kong having a mini exhibition with 43 of his creations.  All his puppets are about 27” tall, wearing designer cloths such as Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, John Galliano, Rick Owens, Marni, Lavin etc.  It is a collaboration with Joyce Boutique, with a minimum purchase of HK$12,000, then you would entitle a lucky draw on purchasing one of his dolls.

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The Kouklitas are a line of 27” fashion rag dolls conceived by New York City based artist and illustrator Andrew Yang. The name originates from the Greek word for doll, koukla. Each doll is cut from a pattern, sewn into muslin, and meticulously stuffed and attached by hand. The faces are all hand painted, and the dresses are created using luxurious fabrics and couture sewing methods.

Andrew spent his childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he grew up around his mother’s collection of Madame Alexander dolls and eventually acquired his own collection of high-end fashion dolls. His hobby was put on hold when he moved to New York to pursue fashion, an industry he worked in as an assistant designer for several years. Longing for another outlet for his creative outlet, Andrew created his first doll from scraps of muslin in the summer of 2008. He currently works as a freelance photographer, illustrator, and designer, all while creating The Kouklitas out of his Brooklyn based studio.

If you are interested in buying any OOAK puppets of Andrew’s , you could find them in his official website!  Andrew's Website

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