Sixteen-year-old Johan Kyle Ong/OJK is a young designer known for his DIY takes on thrifted fabrics. His penchant for writing loud, sometimes provocative language on his designs is also reflective of his personality. He’s a really cool, articulate guy.
But this time around, we sent Johan to Bench Design Awards to rub shoulders with the fashion elite. Free of our supervision, we pretty much let him do what he want. We didn’t really know what to expect, except for him to send us a video of his time there, and the day after he definitely did. Aside from watching the show, Johan also took the time to interview Juliana Gomez, Mamuro Oki and Abraham Guardian of Ha.Mu, TOQA.tv, and more. Watch the video below and see for yourself: