Road to (capsule) is a Por Homme exclusive, made possible by the good folks behind the (capsule) tradeshow, and of course, the person(s) being interviewed. We ask each designer a few questions that help to give us — as fans, readers, observers, whatever — a better understanding of what makes these gifted individuals tick. The questions are fairly uniform, but as you’ll see, the answers are far from that. The (capsule) show invades New York January 16th and 17th, giving viewers first looks at Fall/Winter 2012 collections from the industry’s most reputable men’s labels.
We recently had the opportunity to connect with Ariel, one-half of New York-based label Ovadia & Sons, ahead of their viewing at this month’s (capsule) show in New York. Along with his twin brother, Shimon, the duo has been able to really get some serious recognition since launching last spring. The goods from their F/W ’11 collection can be found at New York’s C.H.C.M. and online through their own boutique as well as Park & Bond. Here’s what Ariel had to say as the entire Ovadia & Sons team preps for (capsule) New York.