SSENSE Introduces: Girl Crushing on the 032c Resist Collection

It’s rare that two people come together and effortlessly fall into a bubbly whirl of anecdotes, dreams, and favorites. When Peggy Gou and Maria Koch first met, they proved that friendship at first sight really does exist. After harboring a long-time girl crush on the South-Korean DJ – whose live sets at Berghain in Berlin and latest EP Once have made her a fixture in the club and festival scene – 032c Apparel designer Koch decided to stop admiring Gou from afar.

Here, we excerpt what happened when Gou and Koch finally got together. 032c’s Eva Kelley caught them in conversation before Gou and Koch shot with photographer Thomas Lohr wearing Resist – 032c’s most romantic collection yet.

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Peggy Gou (left) wears 032c t-shirt, 032c cargos and 032c belt.

Peggy Gou: You have a dog, right?

Maria Koch: Toastie. In Tom Ford’s A Single Man there are these flat-coated fox terriers. Colin Firth’s character smells behind the ears of the dog and says, “This breed always smells like toasted bread.” That’s why she has the name. She’s really happy hardcore.

I don’t think I could handle the sadness when you leave a dog.

They are heartbroken.

That’s why they say DJs shouldn’t have dogs.

(…)

Maria Koch: You are DJing in a different country basically every single night, right? Do you enjoy this lifestyle, or do you wish you could move at a slower pace?

Peggy Gou: I’m a workaholic. Even if I don’t have anything to do, I’ll find something. I’m very busy this summer, but I’m taking a few months off after because I don’t want to burn out. I realize I should have the right energy for everything.

I’m really impressed that you travel so much. Do you have any travel hacks?

In Korea, they have these special compression socks that are really tight for blood circulation. I don’t wear make-up. I bring my face mist and drink as much water as I can. It’s difficult to not drink alcohol on long flights, but it makes you feel so much worse when you do.

When I drink on a plane, I want to smoke. I once even watched tutorials on how to smoke on a plane.

The 032c Resist Collection features a t-shirt, a sweatshirt, socks, and a pin and is available on SSENSE and the 032c webstore.

  • Model
    Peggy Gou
  • Interview
    Eva Kelley
  • Photography
    Thomas Lohr
  • Styling
    Marc Goehring
  • Hair
    Dusan Petrovic
  • Make-Up
    Natalie Franz @ Nina Klein Artist Management

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