Is it a vibe or is it a discipline? Designing streetwear requires understanding a far-reaching and often unexpected mix of cultural queues. For Jeff Staple, a pioneer in the space, synthesizing these observations is second nature. In this episode Josh and Evan talk to Jeff about his journey of discovering design, disappointing (and then impressing) his parents, mastering product collaborations and more. We also hear some key lessons along the way including a spot-on gumbo metaphor and recognizing the power of 17 year olds.
Jeff Staple: jeffstaple.tv
Reed Art Department (Creative Agency): reedartdepartment.com
Jeff Staple: Not Just Sneakers book with Rizzoli: reedartdepartment.com/shop?rizzoli-jeff-staple-not-just-sneakers