Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Menswear designer.
Studio location: New York.
Describe what you make: Menswear that is inspired by travel, for the next generation of gentlemen.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: I value each piece within the collection equally, but I have a special affinity for my very first collection. It’s sentimental for many reasons, the main being it represents where I started and how much I’ve grown.
Describe the problem your work solves: When I started, the industry was mainly serving the streetwear demographic, which is still true. While streetwear is fun and accessible, I’m trying to provide an alternative for young men who share my aesthetic and sensibilities.
Describe the project you are working on now: I’m currently developing my Fall/Winter 2020 collection, which is slightly more elevated from my previous collections. I’m incorporating more functional design choices as it relates to travel, without compromising the inspiration.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: Yes! Prior to the holiday season, I’m planning a special drop. Stay tuned!
What you absolutely must have in your studio: I need lots of snacks. Hi-Chews, gummies, chocolate, chips, etc are all on my desk at some point in the day.
What you do when you’re not working: Scouting restaurants, playing video games, trying to help my cat lose some weight…
Sources of creative envy: Rei Kawakubo.
The distraction you want to eliminate: My phone and social media.
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? High-rise.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens.
Dark or light? Light.