Need Supply Co. has been around for over 16 years, starting out as a small vintage shop in the heart of the commonwealth state of Virginia. Now, the powerhouse retailer carries and carefully selected assortment of independent designers. We sat down for a quick Q&A with the Creative Director/Partner Gabriel Ricioppo to pick his brain on trends, summer forecasts (not the weather of course) and his favorite articles of clothing.
What trends or key items are you looking forward to for SS13 ?
Quirky prints. I've seen a lot of good ones lately, especially in the marketing for spring. I'm anticipating some great shirts and the always exciting summer short. I can see myself in prints from head to toe.
How do you see men's style evolving for next summer?
It seems like a no-brainer, but the beach and a surf lifestyle are more and more a part of the focus. Right now I'm seeing more sophistication in the mix.
How would you describe your personal style ?
Unkempt, but in the best possible way.
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your personal wardrobe?
I recently picked up a great short sleeved Gitman shirt with mini floral print and some new Quoddy bluchers.
Where do you live?
Richmond, VA. In the Fan.
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