Techno Queen Peggy Gou Shows Us Her Camera Roll

Published March 26, 2019

It’s Peggy Gou’s world — bumping house, Louis Vuitton luggage, chic sunglasses, chic art, — and we’re just living in it. The South Korean Berlin-based DJ and producer has achieved worldwide acclaim, and amid some well-reported industry sexism. Gou was the first female DJ of Korean descent to play at Berlin’s famed night club Berghain. This accolade was followed by sets for Boiler Room followed by a non-stop festival itinerary that has taken her across the globe. In 2018, Gou-mania intensified thanks to her ultra successful, and spacey, single “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)”, from her EP, Once. With the 28-year-old now headlining festivals and clubs from New York to India, all while dropping fashion collaborations in between, she remains booked and busy ahead of a new EP titled Moment, slated to drop later this year. She’s also on the verge of launching a fashion label called Kirin (which means “giraffe” in Korean) — under the umbrella of Virgil Abloh’s Off-White label, alongside a new collaboration with  Ray-Ban. In the midst of her travels Gou shared her camera roll with us — which includes shots of her chic and eclectic home-decor, an appreciation of Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari’s Toiletpaper magazine, and, why not, some elevator fit pics.

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“The Louis Vuitton team kindly sent me these customized luggages with my named monogramed on them. My travel essentials are supplements, Calcium, and some vitamins. I also carry face masks, Korean books, some magazines, emergency nut bars, in case I get hungry, and a lot of shoes.”

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“This is my friend Jae. This photo was taken in Paris about a month ago during the shooting of the look-book for my new brand KIRIN. Jae helped me with the graphic design for KIRIN and he was there during the photo shoot. He’s wearing a jacket from his brand Stereo Vinyls, and it has a Jean Jullien illustration in the back.”

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“I love the book shop inside of the Palais Du Tokyo. It’s one of my favorite parts of the gallery. I go there because it has such an amazing variety of books on all kinds of things: fashion, music, art, everything. I like to be photographed in my favorite places, and I’m wearing Carpe Diem x Nike shoes.”

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“The elevator in my home is one of those places I always take a selfie. I think it’s because of the lighting, and also the fact that I don’t have a mirror this big in my house yet. I take pictures there to show my full outfit — and there isn’t any distraction in the background.”

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“I actually don’t know what this thing is. It’s a piece of art from an exhibit at Palais de Tokyo. I thought it looked interesting, and I liked it. Those are records next to it, as a part of the installation.”

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“I took this photo inside my home. It’s about everything, and I like everything in this photo.”

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“This was photographed in a taxi after I had arrived in Berlin. On the way home, I wanted to stop by one of my favorite shops called Hotel Ultra. I had ordered this paper vase by Toiletpaper. I’m a big fan of everything they do. They texted me that day when I was in Paris to say it had arrived, so I went to pick it up on the way home.”

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