ML: To us itís a cyclical inspiration with music and fashion. The two wouldnít exist without the other.
V: thatís how we both feel
Does youth and DJ culture figure heavily into your lifestyle brand ideology?
ML: A perfect example is Vivienne Westwood and the Sex Pistols. She wouldnít be who she is without them, and vice versa. Fashion and music just go together.
For many of these iconic brands a multidisciplinarity exists between art and music.
Yes, you see it with the underground subculture of Cobrasnake. Photography, street culture and music events. All these kids going out to hear music. It keeps us very connected, touring and creating a fusion between art and music.
The coverage of art and music within the same context has always been critical.
The photos provide inspiration which leads to design ideas, style cues etc. We toured in Canada and NY with MIAís DJ Low B, the Afrobots, and the Villains.
Tell me a little about the spat and why you choose this unusual accessory for your design debut?
ML: We cautified our style for future lines and products. Its really Grecian mixed with Julia Robert's character in Pretty Woman; Shee-ra and little girls in a fantasy world. Thatís what we are evoking. It evolved as we were doing them, we always dressed out there, now we have more concrete inspirations when we do a line. Moving forward we are more aware of the influences. Its also a cool accessory that men used to use to dress up, and we always dress up. Suspenders, a tie, a hat; that was how the dapper gentleman dressed. Unfortunately, people donít make an effort anymore.