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Hello Asia! Interview: Kevin Poon (Hong Kong)

We briefly chat with entrepreneur, fashion designer, event organizer and blogger Kevin Poon. Kevin is the co-founder of fashion label CLOT and is the co-founder of BLOHK Party Hong Kong's first Hip Hop and Dance Music festival.

Why did you decide to start BLOHK Party? Do you think Hong Kong is ready for this type of festival?

We started BLOHK Party because we are always dreaming of good music in the city and its the perfect backdrop to host this event at West Kowloon this year 2013! Hong Kong - get ready for this!

Who's idea was it to have Pharrell curate BLOHK Party? How involved was he in the planning of the festival?

When we presented the idea to Pharrell that we were planning to host a day of fun and games and music, Pharrell was really interested to be a part of it. As a result of his energy it naturally became fitting to have him curate the show as his influences from music to fashion are quite broad. He has been quite hands on in the planning of the acts, and we are thankful to be working with him and excited for Hong Kong to attend this event on Saturday December 7th.

What do you hope to achieve with BLOHK Party? Is there a legacy you want to leave behind?

We hope to spread some messages of positivity, and leave some positive impact in the world.

What are some of the lesser known acts we should be looking out for at BLOHK Party?

We as a team love Skibbs The Kid, Agent Smith as well as Yasmin.

Besides organising this festival you have business interests in fashion and blogging. Can you tell us some of your other interests? Do they blend in with what you are trying to create at BLOHK Party?

Yes love clothes and music and pop culture and everything that is our generation. Technology, art etc. For more of my info check out my Instagram @kpee and my website www.thekevinpoon.com

BLOHK Party is on Saturday 7th December at West Kowloon Culture District. For more information visit www.blohkparty.com