Steven Oo was born in Myanmar and studied in the USA before establishing himself as a designer in Shanghai. Steven refers to his personal knitwear designs as knitwear architecture because of a deeply held interest in surface textures, structural silhouettes and innovative stitches. His design philosophy is to focus on stitch development before thinking about silhouettes as he believes there is more room for play in innovating stitches. A lot of Steven’s work draws inspiration from the geometric and repetitive patterns from nature, architecture, and interior design. Steven often combines his knowledge of machine knitting and hand knitting to come up with unorthodox methods in designing knitwear.