Yoooo whats up man?
Nothing man just doing a little sewing.
Are you in the studio?
Yea, I’ve been sewing like crazy dude. Just had a fashion show.
The one that was on the 14th? (Feb 14 2012)
Yeah, It was Valentines Day. It was called Love Sick 5 [in San Francisco] and I was pretty much a walk on at the last minute but things have been going crazy since then.
How did you end up in San Francisco?
Well i just took a chance and dropped everything from the east coast and just decided to take that leap.
Did you know anyone out there?
No, just did it solo. I moved to Vermont that way and kinda concord up there and said now’s the time, I got to move to San Francisco.
Rad, so what can we expect from this show, Love + Rock & Roll, coming up this weekend?
I recently presented my Spring collection, this is completely separate collection with new styles for Fall/Winter 2012.
You design clothing for men and woman but do you prefer doing one over the other?
Well I get a lot of enjoyment out of creating mens garments that I can personally wear. Mainly because no one else in the world has it and it just feels good to wear something I just made. But I really enjoy seeing garments come to life on female models. Being a heterosexual designer naturally I’m attracted to beauty and so thats a bonus for sure. The main thing always is to create beauty whether what I’m making is for a man or a woman… or at least trying to achieve that haha.
Is it weird being a straight male fashion designer?
Yea, I mean collectively I think that’s one of the things thats working for me. Generally you don’t see that to often in the industry. I’m a little blown away with every experience with any individual that automatically assumes I’m a homosexual because of the career path I choose, so it’s pretty exciting to see how people react when they get to know me and realize that I am a heterosexual.
How did you get started?
It was snowboarding fashion for myself, so going back to making garnets to wear. My passion at the time was snowboarding and I was snowboarding pretty hard in what ever parks I ended up in and ripping cloths was not uncommon. So I just decided to start making my own cloths and that stems from childhood summers with grandma as she’s doing arts and crafts.
What is your creative process like?
A lot of the newer digital/electronic music keeps me in a mode where I can be creative and still make things cohesive. It’s tedious work sitting behind sewing machine stitching garments together so that monotonous work is easily paired with repetitious beats.
Do you Usually sketch out your ideas or just dive in?
Well it’s funny, I can see my past clothes on a person change in my mind, so I’m at the point where I’ve reworked my patterns so much that I can just imagine something and know which pattern from which garment I can use to help make it happen.
I saw you were getting into jewelry now too?
Yea, I’ve always been into it, gold chains were big for me back in the day. I remember my grandfather giving me my first gold chain and I was like… WOW 14k of gold! I’ve always appreciated accessories so I make a lot of jewelry during down time or if I’m waiting for the next inspiration. I’ve also started working with furs in my accessories too and will be showing those at the fashion show this weekend.
Are your clothes available yet?
They will be available, my goal is to make these clothes available to everyone, unfortunately right now I’m the only one making them. People can get at me for now through my website BradleyDouglasJordan.com and Facebook. If somebody really wants something they can contact me and I’ll make it for them. I try to use recycled and earth friendly products and that’s why I haven’t outsourced production of any garments yet. I don’t know whats going on in these factories and I do want to make sure that anything I do is making a positive effect on the world.