Born in 1974 in Leicester, Gok has worked in the fashion industry for the best part of a decade. Studying at London's prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama, he found himself drawn to hair and make-up over drama, prompting his entrée into the fashion industry and gaining him early work as a hair and make-up artist on titles such as The Sunday Times Style. Finding himself dissatisfied with beauty alone, however, Gok decided to pursue his love of clothes as a fashion stylist.
Nearly eight years on his talent and tenacity has seen him build up quite a pedigree: he has worked with some of the world's most renowned photographers (Rankin, Mike Owen, Tony McGee, Jason Joyce and Arthur Elgot), had his work published internationally (Glamour, The Face, Cosmopolitan, Afisha Mir and People Magazine US), amassed an enviable celebrity client-base (Bryan Ferry, Vanessa Mae, Damien Lewis and All Saints to name a few) and consulted on a host of television shows including How to Look Good Naked Series 1, GMTV, BBC1's Battle of The Sexes and Richard and Judy.
Despite Gok's growing status as one of the UK's most sought-after stylists and fashion 'gurus', he remains far from blasé (though a little mischievous) about his achievements, especially where his celebrity clients are concerned:"I never dreamt as a child that the people I danced around my bedroom singing to and tried to emulate style-wise, I'd one day get to tell what to wear!"