- Feb. 11, 2018
-- New York City based fashion designer, Minika Ko, presented her "Goddess and Gladiator" avant-garde piece and a sneak preview of her 2018 collection at the #METOO Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week. Her pieces highlighted and celebrated the fearlessness that burns within her fellow women, and it is this same courage that has set the #MeToo movement aflame. Sponsored by American Wardrobe and produced by Myriam Chalek, the fashion show featured two of Minikas pieces and work from other designers who also dedicate their creation to the #MeToo movement. The show provided a powerful platform for models who suffered abuse, by breaking the silence and telling their stories.
Minika bonded with Alicia Kozakiewicz, the model who wore the Little Black Dress from the 2018 ready-to-wear collection, and Melissa Davis, who showcased a gown from the "Goddess and Gladiator" collection.
"I was horrified and heartbroken by the model's stories and awed by their courage to share and relive their traumas," said Minika, "Our commitment to the #MeToo movement and all it represents carries through every aspect of my work. My team and I were honored by the privilege to use design to magnify the gladiator within these goddesses."About Minika Ko
Minika Ko is a fashion designer based in New York City. She has worked in Paris, Taipei, Los Angeles and finally calls New York City her home. Merging high-fashion and high-tech, Minika designs finely tailored clothing with high performance fabrics to provide a stylish and confident look that is easy to maintain.
Minika Ko received degrees in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and in Music Business from New York University. She is a recipient of Elle Magazine's New Talent Award and California Fashion Foundation and Textile Association of Los Angeles' Future Entrepreneur Award. She has collaborated with creative minds from other fields, including the Paper Samurai Armor with the Denver Art Museum, "Language of Fashion" with The School of Visual Arts, and more. Her ready-to-wear line debuted at 2016 New York Fashion Week featuring high tech fabrics in classic yet edgy styles.
Minika Ko aspires to serve the modern Wonder Woman and female 007 of today.
More info: http://www.minikako.com/