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How did you arrive on this project?
Gela Taylor-Nash: It started as a capsule collection that we put together based on how we have evolved as people when we started Juicy [Couture] into where we are today, what we love to wear tod
You guys have been working together for so long. How do you make it work?
Pam: We're best friends. Even when we're not working, we're together. You saw—we even go to the bathroom together! [Ed. note: I did find the wrong door upon
How big of a team are you managing at this point?
Gela: Ten or 15.
Pam: It's small. We're tiny.
You have a business book coming out! How did that come about?
Gela: That was som
Now that you have this corporate knowledge after brushing with big business, balanced with your entrepreneurial roots, has that shifted how you do business at all?
Gela: Yes, it does, and it shifts what we know. We can never go ba
Where do you want to be in three years?
Pam: We want to have stores. And bags, and shoes, and jewelry, and make it a complete lifestyle brand.
Where would you want to open stores?
Pam: LA, New Y
First Juicy Couture, then Skaist-Taylor, now Pam & Gela. Designers Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor's are back to their terrycloth roots in their latest collection, but with era-appropriate updates. The laid back line is a departure from the edgier Skaist-Taylor project—which is on hold for the moment—with the LA-based duo getting back to what they, personally, love to wear: Sweats.
Neither were dressed in loungewear—but plenty of Hermes bracelets between the two—when we met at their New York showroom to check out their fall line and chat about their upcoming book, The Glitter Plan. How they're taking back the tracksuit, what it's like to work with your BFF for so many years, and why they want to open stores in under-the-radar locations after the jump.