It’s magic when two designers join forces to create one successful brand. They become partners in sartorial crime (and often life too), creative ying and yang and if you think about it: aren’t two heads sometimes better than one where your wardrobe’s concerned? Double the ideas, double the talent and double the personality. At least that’s how our dynamic designer duos are doing it...
"At Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Art] Christopher would be drawn to volumes and silhouette, while I would see the graphics and colours. It’s still how we still like to work, while at the same time the process is all connected and intertwined," Pilotto shared with us.
"I focus on denim and fly to Japan to develop in our Okayama factories, Chelsea focuses on the accessories in New York and we split the ready-to-wear between NY and LA. Divide and conquer we like to say!" Corrigan said to us.
"We have a drive and a desire to carry out our idea of challenging the tradition of fur... We have both grown up in families with self-employed parents so we were never afraid of starting a company," they told copenhagenfashionweek.com.
"There are certain collections where we’re not on the same page when we feel polar opposites. Those are the most successful. If I want to do white and he wants to do black, we’ll do gray," McCollough said to harpersbazaar.com
"We like the idea of taking two different elements and fusing them together. So we’ve always had a historical reference and a futuristic one that we’ve put together," Thornton explained to independent.co.uk.
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"We were brought together by our mutual desire for a new kind of eveningwear: clean and fresh, as opposed to very embellished and formal. Two from design and two from business- you need both to start a brand!" they said to us.