Q + A with Lane Walkup
Q: Describe your style in 3 words.
A: Easy, DIY, modern
Q: How did you get into welding/metal work?
A: My dad has always done metal work and I asked him to teach me one day, I haven't stopped since!
Q: Tell us about your creative process?
A: I jot down or sketch anything I like that pops into my mind. I really enjoy flipping through my journals and piecing together ideas from them.
Q: What about the PNW inspires you?
A: Being able to drive just a little ways outside of the city in any direction and see every landscape I could want. And the sunsets.
Q: Style icon?
A: Grace Jones, M.I.A.
Q: Favorite Artist?
A: Calder, Flavin, Cy Twombly
Q: Song On Repeat?
A: The New Stone Age- Ochestral Manoeuvers in The Dark, D'Angelo- Really Love, Rihanna- Needed Me, Gary Numan- M.e.
Q: Call or Text?
Q: First memories of American Apparel?
A: Feels like SO long ago, all my cool friends worked there and I loved all the mirrors and neons they had arranged around the store.
Q: Favorite new AA item?
A: The cute matching separates.
Q: American Apparel item you wish they’d bring out of retirement?
A: Maybe the crazy socks? I loved those sheer socks with patterns all over them.
Q: New talent to look out for?
A: My sister Caroline Walkup, she's starting to kill it designing awesome spaces!
Q: Your key to success?
A: Being antsy when I'm not busy, it's a blessing and a curse. I am constantly making up new projects, photos or videos even if they're just for fun!