Craft and creativity continues to grow in China, none of which would be possible without the inspired and daring minds behind the ideas and production. We are asking the creative community in China five fun questions to learn a little bit more about the people behind this burgeoning industry. Hope you enjoy! If you think you should be profiled or you know someone creative who should be profiled send an email to email@example.com.
Creative Director/Stylist 创意总监/形象设计师
Grigorii Kopa was born and raised in Russia and started his journey into fashion through modeling at the age of 18, but then found himself being more interested in styling, art direction, and casting direction. His fascination with worldwide mythology, psychology and esthetics of noir movies formed his recognizable style that brings a fresh, visionary direction to fashion world. His styling goes from a wide range of work for high fashion editorials , commercial clients , music videos and fashion films. He has been based in Shanghai for the last 4 years.
1. What’s your favorite movie in the past five years? 近五年来，你最喜欢的电影是哪一部？
I liked the movie “Lobster” by the Greek Director Yorgos Lanthimos. The film takes place in the near future, where every single person is doomed to a forced search for a couple. They are given a certain amount of time for this task, and if they don’t cope with it, the person is turned into some kind of animal. I think this is a very interesting comparison to our time.
2. If you could sing a duet with anyone who would it be? 如果有机会跟人合作二重唱，你希望和谁搭档？
I’d like to sing with Janis Joplin song “Piece of my heart”. Her songs are really sensual.
3. What would the title of your autobiography be? 如果写一本自传的话，书名会叫什么？
«Funny coincidence». Sometimes my life is made up of funny and stupid coincidences, but it’s fun to live.
Grigorii by photographer Sam Ya – Unconscious Manifestations series
4. A book you plan on reading? 打算读那本书？
I would like to read again Nabokov’s “Lolita” , I love Russian classics.
Grigorii’s styling work
5. Favorite children’s story? 最喜欢的儿童故事？
The most vivid memory of my childhood is when my parents took me to a shamanic festival on an island in the middle of Siberia. It was very interesting and beautiful, ethnic costumes and rituals. I really want to repeat this experience in adulthood.
Grigorii’s styling work
We invite each of the creatives we profile to tag another interesting person for the series. Grigorii Kopa suggested photographer Jeff Yiu.
我们邀请创意人士来一场接力赛，每个人都要推荐另一位有意思的创意人士。 Grigorii Kopa推荐的下一个人是：摄影师饶颂晖。