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In celebration of the Year of the Black Rabbit, GYOPO launches its 2023 Annual Lunar New Year Collaboration with a limited-edition sweatshirt, “Black Tokki,” designed by Hannah Park of OORI OTT. OORI OTT will generously donate all proceeds from sales to GYOPO in support our free year-round programs. 


Hannah Park immigrated from Korea to Australia, and then to the US at age four. Growing up, she didn't have many gyopo friends, and her relationship with Korean culture felt like a tug-of-war of longing and resistance. Park daydreamed about what it would be like to grow up in Korea or in an Asian community and longed for a space of belonging.

 

In thinking about the concepts of yin and yang, Park designed a graphic that embodies yang to complement the yin water rabbit to reveal how two contrasting elements can work together, similar to the way she learned to make peace with her Korean and American identities.

 

The “Black Tokki” design was a collaborative effort between the GYOPO team, Park, and her umma 엄마 (mom), whose style in the 90’s, the decade of their migration, influenced Park’s path to becoming a fashion designer. Park placed the Korean word bok 복 (luck) on the rabbit’s tail— a suggestion made by her umma. Hannah Park’s gyopo journey has been marked by both struggle and embrace; “Black Tokki” is an expression of inner peace, and a generous gift to our GYOPO community.

 

100% cotton brushed back french terry

Vintage washed

Discharge printed so it won’t fade

Embroidery on front chest and back neck

Pre-shrunk

Made in Los Angeles

Men’s sizing

Runs small, size up for a more relaxed fit

Jas is 5’4 and wears a size small

Ethan is 5’8 and wears a size large

 

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

Hannah Park is a Korean American multi-disciplinary creative based in Los Angeles working with different mediums, namely clothing, and furniture, establishing internationally acclaimed brands such as OORI OTTHIDA Modern, and OORI HOME.

 

ABOUT OUR LNY COLLABORATIONS

Each year, GYOPO celebrates Lunar New Year by collaborating with a designer to create a limited-edition product to support its mission. For the year of the tiger, we worked with The Hundreds and artist Christine Sun Kim.

GYOPO x OORI OTT “Black Tokki" LNY SWEATSHIRT

$100.00Price
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