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Get To Know The Designers Behind Simon Miller

Daniel Corrigan and Chelsea Hansford reveal their inspiration for fall and more

The following feature appears in the August 2017 issue of NYLON.

Daniel Corrigan and Chelsea Hansford take the meaning of global design to the next level.

For their brand, Simon Miller, they produce denim pieces in Los Angeles and Japan, make accessories in Italy, and they draw inspiration from vintage shopping in Paris. Not to mention, the pair live on opposite coasts—Corrigan in L.A. and Hansford in New York.

Here, get to know all about the designers, from their muses to their favorite films.

Astrological sign

CH: Libra

DC: Cancer

Design philosophy

CH: Luxury basics and statement pieces, nothing in between

DC: We work with fabric mills and manufacturers that value quality. It’s all about building a community.

Muses

CH: Uma Thurman

DC: Agyness Deyn

Materials of choice

CH: Denim, linen, and leather

DC: Denim. Always denim.

Fun fact

Both: We met at a Lil Wayne concert in Las Vegas.

Dream travel destination

CH: Zanzibar

DC: Patagonia, Chile

Inspiration for FW17 collection

Both: A misty winter’s day over a lake in upstate New York

Favorite spot in your hood

CH: Great Jones Spa (New York)

DC: Café Stella (Los Angeles)

Favorite film of all time

CH: Kill Bill

DC: The Boondock Saints

Drink order

CH: Mezcal margarita

DC: Typically a beer

Standby snack

CH: Apples and peanut butter

DC: Junk food, unfortunately!

See some of our favorite looks from their fall collection: 

Photograph courtesy of Simon Miller USA
Photograph courtesy of Simon Miller USA
Photograph courtesy of Simon Miller USA
Photograph courtesy of Simon Miller USA
Photograph courtesy of Simon Miller USA
Photograph courtesy of Simon Miller USA