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The Jonathan Adler for 7 for All Mankind men's and women's wear collections hit stores today—and the website next week. We caught up with interior design and homewares guru Jonathan Adler (who's married to Barneys' creative director Simon Doonan) to find out how his charming sense of interior translated into a casual weekend-wear collection—and whether Simon had anything to say about it.
How did the partnership with 7 for all Mankind come about?
They called me up and I was already a big fan and wearer of 7, so I jumped at the opportunity. I was stoked to get free jeans!
What were some of the biggest challenges you faced working on a clothing collection?
The creative DNA for all my designs, from furniture to fabrics to lighting, comes from my pottery. I saw the clothing as an extension of my design vocabulary.
What are some of your favorite fashion labels?
7 for All Mankind (obs!), Barneys Coop, Levi's, Ben Sherman, and oodles of Paul Smith.
Did you show Simon [Doonan] any of your designs before they were produced? Did he have any input?
I'm very lucky to have a fab bloke with whom I share a sensibility. We both dig the same stuff, from art to design to clothes, and I always run stuff by him. He's totally digging the line and he'll be sporting it!
· 7 for All Mankind [Official Site]
· 7 for All Mankind taps Jonathan Adler to design collection [Racked]