Here, we ask a designer to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their lives.
Occupation: Menswear designer
Hometown: Born in Washington, D.C.; grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland; studied in St. Louis, Missouri; currently lives in Brooklyn.
Studio location: Garment District, New York City
Describe what you make: I design a menswear line called DDUGOFF that makes everyday clothing for guys who like to look like themselves.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: A patchwork jacket made from a previous season’s fabric scraps. I worked with a quilter in Atlanta to make yardage, then cut it into a jacket in New York. It was incredibly limited-edition. Those kinds of pieces are so special.
The problem your work solves: I’m interested in creating products that become a guy’s favorite piece of clothing. I hate the idea of buying something and never wearing it. I want DDUGOFF clothes to be thrown on the floor or placed on a hook at the end of the day, and put right back on the next morning.
What you absolutely have to have in your studio: Cookies and candy are essential. It was recently my birthday and my mom sent me a tin of homemade cookies that I just finished today. I’m going to have to fill that void tomorrow.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: I’m working on the first logo T-shirt for the brand. I’m planning to launch it next spring, but may have a few ready for the holidays.