With fans like Olivier Theyskens and Justin Bieber, Deer Dana’s cult brand of tees has hit a larger-than-cult status. BFFs since 2006, designers Dana Veraldi and Kevin Tekinel have been collaborating on creative projects ever since. The brand takes fandom to new heights—replacing the standard band tee with something more organic and personalized.
The usual suspects are replaced with a curated roster of hand-drawn faces like DOLLy Parton, LIL WAYNE, KOBe Bryant, RICK ROSS, NICKI Minaj, PRINCE HARRY, and basically anyone else you’ve ever been obsessed with. Included in the collection are three exclusive styles feauturing 90s super-babes NAOMI, CINDY, and LINDA. I shot the designers some questions, check out their answers and video below!
Name: Dana Veraldi What do you do?: Designer for Deer Dana / Online Editor for Theyskens' Theory Currently reading: Nelson Mandela's autobiography
Currently watching: Mad Men and Friday Night Lights
Currently listening to: Jai Paul, Haim, and Stalley Last great meal you ate recently? Café Cluny What is something you treasure? My family and friends, the ocean Where is the most beautiful place you've ever been to? Martha's Vineyard, New York Pet love? Strong coffee Pet hate? Weak coffee Style icons? Amish women, Suri Cruise, Shala Monroque and Frida Kahlo
Name: Kevin Tekinel What do you do? Designer for Deer Dana / Art Director Currently reading: The new Edmund White book
Currently watching: The new Mad Men
Currently listening to: Old Francoise Hardy What was the last great meal you ate? Something I can’t remember at the restaurant Jack’s Wife Freda What is something you treasure? My friends Where is the most beautiful place you've ever been to? Istanbul and Paris Pet love? Ice cream
Pet hate? Bacon Style icons? Pierre Clementi in Belle De Jour and Diana Rigg from Evil Under The Sun