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Interviews2019-11-22T13:37:42+00:00

Interview: Ghemon, Italian rapper and song-writer.

President’s in conversation with Ghemon, Italian Rapper that we styled for his new videoclips “Questioni di principio” and “In un certo qual modo”. You started out as a writer, then gradually landed in music and hip-hop in the second half of the 90s. What prompted you to make music rather than graffiti? It would [...]

Interview: Desron Dorset, Vice-president of 76ers.

Can you please give us an intro of your bio.. how did you get into the basket world? I was born on an island in the Caribbean called Saint Kitts but I’ve been a lifelong fan of the NBA. It was always a goal of mine to work with such a prestigious league. Now, I’ve [...]

Interview: Cheryl Dunn

President’s in conversation with Cheryl Dunn, our artist-in-residence for AW17-18. Photos by Alessandro Simonetti. So, let’s start with the backstory of the image featured in this season’s President’s campaign.  Well, I had been documenting boxing for about 9 years in the 90’s. Through a boxing manager from New Jersey, I had access to a world [...]

Interview: Michael Burns

President’s in conversation with Michael Burns, founder of the NYC based M5 Showroom and recently also, M5 Shop. Photos by Thomas Welch.  Your showroom, M5, has become a destination for menswear cognoscenti because you house and sell a fantastic edit of European and Japanese menswear. How did you get into such a specific niche?  It [...]

Interview: Robert Hirsh

President’s in conversation with Robert Hirsh, founder of the Mexico City based menswear store, Silver Deer. Silver Deer has become well-known known around the world as a destination for menswear in the past few years. Tell us about how the store started. Since I was young I always liked fashion and dressing with style. One day, [...]

Interview: Todd Barket

President’s in conversation with Todd Barket, founder of the San Francisco based menswear store, Unionmade. Photos by Kelsey McClellan.  Unionmade has built a reputation as one of the best classic menswear stores in the world. What's the brand's origin story? I have worked in retail all of my adult life. I worked for Gap Inc [...]

Interview: Aaron Stern

President's in conversation with Aaron Stern, our SS17 artist-in-residence. You've published several books and have worked with many blue-chip clients. Tell us about your background and trajectory as a photographer? I grew up taking pictures, drawing, painting, and writing but didn’t think I’d be able to make a living in those fields. So, I owned a creative [...]

Interview: Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini

President’s in conversation with Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini, our AW16-17 artist-in-residence.  You're an accomplished photojournalist. Tell us a little about you and your path to where you are. Photography was a passion that came out of nowhere. I have no idea how, where, or when I began learning to use a camera. During my college years [...]

Interview: Sean Michael Beolchini

President's in conversation with Sean Michael Beolchini, creative director of  Super Sunglasses. Photos by Heather Sten. You're a total renaissance man – you've done so much. Can you give us a brief background of you and your work?  Oh! That’s the first time someone ever said that to me! But I honestly don’t think I deserve [...]

Interview: Alessandro Simonetti

President's in conversation with Alessandro Simonetti, our artist-in-residence for SS16. How'd you get your start as an artist?  I’ve been immersed in the visual world since I was a child. I spent part of my youth in Rome in the early 1980’s and have vivid memories of the raw scene that was the Trastevere in [...]