An Interview with Ryan Sovereign

We've been taken with the Sovereign Beck range of ties for some time. The Brooklyn-based company create snappy, stylish ties that mix wickedly vibrant lines with quirky, illustrated shapes. We interviewed Ryan Sovereign—one half (with William Beck) of the duo behind the label. (See CH's egg-frying, kite-flying, jam session video to get to know them both a little better visually.) What makes a good tie? …

Interview with Catalina Estrada

Columbian illustrator Catalina Estrada recently designed some prints for Paul Smith in Japan. We checked in with her to see how it all came about. How did the assignment for Paul Smith come up and what was the brief? They contacted me by email. I think they saw my work in a book publication. They wanted me to create a few illustrations based on the …

Interview With Designer Matty Merrill of Distilled

I just got back from Project Las Vegas where I caught up with Matty Merrill from Distilled Clothing, one of the newest and most eye-catching menswear lines from San Francisco. I first met Matty back in June when I visited him in his design studio south of Mission and checked out the current fall collection. This time I had a chance to preview the Spring …