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I first met Dee and Ricky when I went on the Camp Beverly Hills “Class Trip” in Vegas for Magic back in February. They are an eclectically colorful and high-energy set of twins and two-thirds of the rap and dance group Jackson Swinton. The Twins, as they are known throughout the downtown scene, have garnered the attention and affection of the fashion and music communities with their unparalleled style and energy. They have appeared in fashion spreads and advertisements in the world’s most influential style magazines. They have had their portrait painted by renowned fine artist Kehinde Wiley and have popped up in advertising campaigns for Puma, Nike, Supreme, and A New York Thing, as well as in editorials for Teen Vogue, The New York Post and Paper Magazine. Recently, the Twins’ accessories – belts and brooches by Dee and Ricky- were commissioned by renowned fashion designer Marc Jacobs for his New York Fashion WeekSpring 2008 rtwrunway show.
It’s been a good few months working on this interview with The Twins and they’re the first males to be featured on nitro:licious, that makes them extra special- I just love their accessories so much I had to! They’ve talked with me about their rising cult fame and the release of their first EP on Business Class Records. Here’s your chance to get a better understanding of them. Big thanks to Matt Goias, Pam Bristow and Phillip Leeds for all the help.
Read the interview after the jump…
Tell us about yourself.
Who would you most like to style with your Lego belts and brooches?
What’s the worst fashion faux pas?
At what age did you begin to feel passionate about fashion and design?
Where do your creative inclinations stem from?
Who do you consider to be personal icons within the fashion or art world?
Do the two of you have any major differences in personal taste or style?
How did the Lego-belt/brooch design come about?
At what point did you come into contact with Marc Jacobs?
What has that relationship (with Marc Jacobs) been like?
How would you describe your aesthetic as designers?
Is the goal to make a career out of designing?
What projects are you currently working on?
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