How would you define your collection? Describe the Slate x Stone man.
Inspired by urban tastemakers, the line itself consists of an entire wardrobe from sports coats to knits that highlight elegant style and sophisticated edge. James Bond best embodies the identity of Slate x Stone’s elegance and edge.
Which “must-have” item from your Spring/Summer 2013 collection will instantly update a man’s wardrobe?
Truly every piece from Slate x Stone’s Spring/Summer 2013 line would instantly revive and upgrade any mans wardrobe. However, if only to chose one item, then it would certainly be our unique, signature Slate x Stone floral patterned shorts.
From where do you draw inspiration?
As a designer, my creative inspiration stems from my passion for traveling and experiencing different cultures and perspectives firsthand. My vision for Slate x Stone is to create a universal and seamless essential men’s line from the office to the streets.
What do you consider to be the world’s best fashion city for men and why?
It would be very close between Milan, London, and New York; however, my most recent travels throughout Asia have left me fiercely intrigued and curious towards Hong Kong’s unique, sophisticated, and powerful fashion identity.
How do you personally stay up-to-date with fashion?
I tend to keep my vision clear from the contemporary current. Instead I attempt to extract candid fashion and cultural movements throughout my international travels between Europe, New York, and Los Angeles with my sketchbook and camera.
How do you spend your nights in Las Vegas after a long show day?
After a long show day in Vegas, I like to take the Slate x Stone crew out for a bite at Sushi Samba, then hit the poker tables at the Venetian, before hitting some of my favorites like XS or LAVO – depending who is spinning that night.
If you were not a designer or principal of this brand, what would you be doing?
If not for Slate x Stone, I would most probably be pursuing my passion for music production and photography.