Karen Kwok

Karen Kwok was born in Australia with a Chinese heritage. She graduated in Fashion & Textiles from University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). Her extensive career in design & manufacturing has transitioned from Fashion and lends itself to creating practical, beautiful and functional accessories.

The pieces on this page are from her Empress Qin collection. She currently lectures at various institutions in Sydney.

Personal Statement

I love the smell & feel of leather, and I love Chinese knots, especially the 10-Accord knot.The knot is made from continuous strands of leather cord. I love how this utilitarian craft can be simultaneously seen as a functioning object (e.g. by way of buttons & fastenings) but also as a beautiful work of art.