WANTING x Kara Yoo is a collaborative collection between Kara Yoo and award-winning, singer-songwriter Wanting Qu. Qu is a household name in China, with two platinum albums, top accolades from the Chinese Music Awards, and millions of fans. Inspired by her latest album, Qu was excited to design a collection that expressed her overseas travels, personal fashion and active lifestyle. The collection is Kara Yoo’s first collaborative collection, and Qu’s first foray into jewelry design.
The collaboration was born out of a chance encounter between two artists.
“I’m very creative, and I always have lots of ideas. But I didn’t know anything about jewelry design”, says co-collaborator, Wanting Qu. “But one day I was returning some pieces after a photo shoot at Woo to See You, and Kara walked in. We were introduced because I had used some of her pieces in the album artwork. It was such an organic way of meeting each other. It was like fate!”
The collection features necklaces and rings of sterling silver and gold vermeil, and engravings highlighted with resistant-fading resin. All pieces are hypoallergenic, and feature Qu’s personal design elements. The K.P Bar necklace is engraved with the name of Qu’s latest single, “Kissing Paradise”. The Qu ring is a playful interpretation of Qu’s surname, and the Chinese character for music.
WANTING by Kara Yoo is available exclusively at karayoo.com and will be an ongoing collaboration.
About Wanting Qu
Vancouver-based, singer/songwriter Wanting released her first album Everything In The World in 2012 to an explosive debut in Asia. Her single “You Exist In My Song” garnered more than 100 million combined video views, was the #1 radio single in China for 8 consecutive weeks and received over 10 awards. Wanting has received 15 Best New Artist Awards across Asia. Her upcoming album LLL (Love, Loss, and Latitude) will be released in September.
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