Smalltalk ─ Februar 2014 Kaviar & Cigarettes


Smalltalk mit Carson von Kaviar & Cigarettes aus Los Angeles, USA.

Please introduce yourself…

Im Carson, creative director/owner of Kaviar & Cigarettes. Started in New York but now based in Los Angeles. This shit has been underground since 2010. Making sure to get proper heads wearing our line.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Growing up in LA, I was a skater/band geek so the brand is heavily influenced by music and movies. If you wanna know which kind of music its all over the map. Jazz, post punk, funk are the heavy hitters. 90s hip hop and grunge also plays a part. What made me want to start this brand was 2 specific labels Comme Des Garçon & Vivienne Westwood. We try to combine the both when making any garment.

Do you work alone or do you collaborate with others? Any collaborations planned?

We like to collaborate with artist either up and coming or established, right now we did a collab with Etienne Kaleb parisian artist and planning an accessories collab with Sophia Ramsey. We also collab with Djs to make monthly mixes right now we have Tortuga Minor killin it on the all vinyl mix.

How important is music while working on new stuff?

Very important. When getting together some ideas Sun Ra, J Dilla or any post punk band is playing. Keeps our thoughts on point.

What music is playing right now?

Voices of Black every track on repeat.

Name a current „anti-trend“.

Being creative is an anti trend right now.

Great labels we should know about?

Been Trill and Pyrex hahahah Fuck that shit… I’m kinda feelin Sons of Heroes and Adam Adam Adam both from London.

Great blogs we should visit?

The Illest is a favorite also FurFur. I would say SSY but would be too obvious.

Your bestseller?

LCA anything could be the crew or the zip tee. People either love the design or the name Chanel (most likely the design haha)


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