Book-dealer, publisher, David Owen, and Angela Hill have sat down with Neighbour for a wide-ranging interview.
"Angela Hill and I run IDEA from offices on Wardour Street in Soho, London. There are five of us in all and everything happens from here. There is a book room with the vintage books and we take appointments with creatives in the fashion world; designers, stylists, photographers but also architects, art directors, film and video makers, musicians and artists. It’s a starry customer base but that also brings with it a certain discretion - so we don’t name names. The office is also where we scheme up new book projects to publish and where we design shirts and bags and…well it’s busy here."
"The apparel line began with WINONA bags and then just 20 WINONA t-shirts for the opening of the new Dover Street Market in Haymarket, London. That was two and half years ago. We have now sold over 6000 WINONA shirts! TECHNO is not far behind. We also went from having accounts with about 20 stores worldwide to 45 in the space of the last three months - Neighbour included. That was really the Stüssy effect. The book with them was truly great but we were most pleased that the Stüssy/IDEA shirt sold out so fast - on Stüssy’s site too. It’s very exciting to see IDEA has a value for streetwear fashion kids."
To read the interview in full, head on over to Neighbour.