Friends & Associates' Matthew Edelstein on Making the Move from Stylist to Designer
Veteran stylist Matthew Edelstein launched online magazine Contributing Editor in 2008 as a place where his friends could create the kinds of spreads they wanted to see in magazines but never got the chance to produce. Friends & Associates, Edelstein's three-season-deep contemporary collection, is an extension of that idea. The stylist-turned-designer works with his talented network of friends—and yes, associates—to create the punchy collection, currently available on Shopbop.com as well as Friendshop.us. I visited Edelstein's Garment Center office—which he rents from his accountant!—a couple of weeks ago to talk business.