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Interview Roundup

Team Coutorture is in San Francisco this week, missing New York a lil' bit, but busy and happy in the meantime. To tide you over, here's a roundup of our most recent designer interviews (that's really the good stuff isn't it?) for content-therapy. We're not willing to beat you over the head with the quick stuff, so we figure we'll just send you over to the pockets we think are worthwhile, until all resumes normalcy next week. Thanks for being such a lovely reader, oh, and have you seen the Naeem Khan Resort 2009 collection? Gush, gush, gush. Makes us think of cougars and martinis and pool boys. Designer Steinunn Sigurd gave us a few kind words in conjunction with our One Train photo shoot. She was a Senior Designer for Tom Ford and lives in Iceland now, working on her line and hanging out with her dog. Sue Stemp is another lovely designer we've created some crazy content around. In addition to shooting her Fall 08 collection post-fashion week, we interviewed her about the process both before and after the show, and, funnily enough, added her blog to our network. For independent designers, we've recently gotten a hold of The Hellers, a brother and sister street wear design duo, Layla Pakzad of Salt Swimwear, and Jesse Finkelstein of JF&Son (on his way to becoming a straight-up household name) whose clothing we shot in a rooftop photo shoot and who, at the moment, is over in India maintaining production facilities so that young, emerging designers can ethically and affordably access the textiles and craftsmanship that the country offers. For video interviews, we have many, but most recently we caught hold of Charles Nolan at his Resort showing, where we sipped lemonade and watched an easy to wear, Americana-themed collection, be presented on a stage equipped with American flag streamers and old fashioned summertime props. In case you didn't know, we also venture away from designer interviews on a regular basis. Our Garmento video series is the best example of this effort. In this series we interview everyone from screenprinters to boutique owners. Also up on the site recently was a cool little interview with the buyer of New York boutique OAK, and one very meta interview with the perfumer behind CB I Hate Perfume. Enjoy!
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