itting in his light, clean apartment turned atelier, Saint Sernin appears serene and relaxed. “It’s gendered as men’s, but I think what I do becomes menswear on men, and then if women want to wear it, it becomes womenswear. Once it’s on the person, gender doesn’t really matter as long as it fits their body. I’ve shopped for and worn womenswear for a long time, but I don’t think I look like a woman when I wear it.” Some of his favorite pieces are pants by Christophe Lemaire or Issey Miyake. He loves Loewe. And Céline—even if he can’t afford it. A recent visit to The Row in New York was a major inspiration. “I just want to be elegant and do something that’s my own,” he offers.
The desert is a magical place-- windswept, desiccated, and majestic. The Adobe Collective was formed within the landscape of one small corner of the vast Mojave Desert. The project was created by Tim and Faith Chinnock who named it after The Lida Donnell Adobe in 29 Palms, CA, where they lived starting in the summer of 2011. Tim and Faith have been lovers since high school and it is clearly audible in the way their voices meld together-- at times indistinguishable from one-another. Their music is built on vocal harmonies and dynamic desert folk rock arrangements.