DJ and Designer Ben Cho Has Reportedly Passed Away

DJ and Designer Ben Cho Has Reportedly Passed Away

Reports are coming in on social media that fashion designer Ben Cho has died. There have been no confirmations yet, but those he's worked with and his loved ones are sharing memories and pictures of the icon.

Ben was known as a man of numerous talents--in addition to designing fashion that refused to be safe, Ben was a modern downtown New York City fixture. He DJ'd at a weekly Smiths and Morrissey '80s night at the club Sway. He also doled out stick-n-poke tattoos to his friends and kept famous company like Chloë Sevigny.

But he was most known for his undefinable sense of cool, which the New York Times reported on back in 2007.

"Don't let them make you expand too fast. Don't let them force you to make conventional pieces," he told the New York Times. "Everyone is always telling you to make things more basic. Protect yourself from that."

"There's always room for wild clothes," he said.

We will update this space as we confirm more details.

Header photo via The Misshapes/Instagram


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