Ben Reingold & Craig Hunter
Ben: Vassar, Fashion Institute of Technology
Craig: University of St. Thomas
Do you currently work in fashion -if so, where?
Ben: Designer at Take Off Your Clothes, Brooklyn, NY
Craig: Assistant Designer
Do you currently sell your collection somewhere?
Yes, clothes are available for sale through takeoffyourclothes.etsy.com and takeoffyourclothes.supermarkethq.com, as well as online (idontlikemondays.us) and other stores local and abroad (full list on www.takeoff-yourclothes.com)
Are you planning on showing next NYFW?
Right now we use lookbooks to present our collections.
Who are 3 artists/designers who inspire you?
Ben: Issey Miyake, Maison Martin Margiela, Dada movement (ex. Man Ray)
Craig: Cy Twombly, Virgina Woolf, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons
Where do you hope to be in 3 years?
We would like for TOYC to be in more stores and have a larger following. Eventually we would like to expand TOYC to offer a more affordable line, as well as more menswear and accessories.