Mad Maus : Our first encounter.
A late supper & good bottle of white wine later : Chris and I were talking hats, jewelery & art , but also chatting about love, friendship, life & New York City the Great.
Flash interview with a great artist. Hope you enjoy (as much as I do) his pieces and his brand new 2011 collection available soon on his website.
J’AdOre! – When did your passion for design start?
CHRIS HABANA – As a kid me and my brother were really into fantasy games such as Dungeons and Dragons. One of my first experiences that made me passionate about design was creating the clothing and armour for the characters my brother came up with.
J’A– FAV city in the world & why
CH – New York, It’s my home.
J’A- Did the city of NY played a role in your ♥ for fashion and design, is it an inspiration?
CH – I’m hugely inspired by New York street style. I’m into the kids down on St. Marks to the leather shops in the west village.
J’A- An artist you would love to see wear proudly your pieces
CH – Jean Paul Gaultier. Hands down.
J’A- FAV movie of all time
CH – Truth or Dare!
J’A- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
CH – I don’t think too much about where I’ll be in the future. I just feel so blessed with the success I’ve had thus far. For me it’s all about self-expression and I’m so grateful that people have responded. I just hope I can continue to do what I love.
J’A- Best fashion quote?
CH – Not so much of a quote, but a moment. which is from Silence of the Lambs. It’s the scene when the serial killer is fashioning a human suit out of the skin or all the girls he had slaughtered.
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