Lauren Larson & Christian Lopez Swafford
New York, New York
Creative Director & President, Material Lust
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON IN NYC?
LL: Do those still exist?
CS: Hurricane season.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE SURPRISED?
LL: I’m always surprised when a fan reaches out to us from the other side of the world.
CS: Every time we sit down to design something “new” I’m surprised at how hard it is.
BEST CLOTHING STORE IN MANHATTAN?
LL: Christian’s closet or Project No.8: Men’s section
CS: I have been wearing this uniform since high school.
DRINK OF CHOICE?
LL: Hendricks, one ice cube.
CS: Jack Daniels - Straight.
ANY ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS?
LL: Get used to failure.
CS: Marry someone rich.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SWEDISH BRAND?
LL: Johan Lindeberg’s BLK DNM.
CS: Emtombed….oh wait I thought you said band.