Phillipe Blond: After David and I met, starting a line was a natural progression. We started making things because we couldn't find what we wanted to wear. Then friends started asking us to create pieces for them. Patricia Field was the first person to suggest producing a line. Her store houses one of the most eclectic collections of merchandise we've ever seen, so naturally we fit right in. Everything around us acted as a catalyst, and boom: The Blonds were born!
David Blond: There is no other city like New York. It has this way of keeping you energized and inspired. No matter where we are or what time of day, it excites and sometimes shocks us. It is the perfect place for a creative person to be, and the City is always reflected in what we create.
PB: Technically I play the role of head designer, and David is the creative director. Sometimes we have opposing views, but most of the time it's like we finish each other's sentences. Because we spend so much of our time with each other, the work blends together [into] a wild tapestry. Our pieces generally take four to six weeks to create; some can take longer.
DB: We are looking forward to designing ready-to-wear in the future—so stay tuned.
PB: I would rather have style than fashion.
DB: You'll have to see the show to find out!
PB: The West Village or Central Park. We love the Gilded Lily on Wednesdays [the club hosts a party that night called "Feel Up"], and one of our favorite restaurants is The Standard Grill.