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In case you aren’t already familiar with Aviator Nation’s vintage vibes and rad rainbow—here’s a look back at Ocean Drive’s interview with designer Paige Mycoskie.
A model in Aviator Nation in California.
Describe your take on Cali style.
The basic principle behind Cali style is to look awesome without looking like you tried too hard to look awesome.
Love the retro vibes of Aviator Nation. Who are some of your references?
Aviator Nation looks retro for a very specific reason: We cut and sew each piece of appliqué, tags and various parts of the garment entirely by hand. We also do a lot of our dyeing by hand. All of these details give the garment a look which is reminiscent of days past when people actually made their own clothing. (Back in the ’60s and ’70s people made their own clothes a lot.) The big difference between Aviator Nation and other brands that are trying to look retro is that we actually make the clothes by hand.
Colorful neons make up the latest Avaitor Nation men's and women's collections.
How do you put together a collection?
I literally just wake up with these wild ideas for color combinations and graphics and I sit down to my notebook and sketch them up. I also love shopping vintage furniture, skateboards, old surfboards...
Why do Miamians need a little Cali style in their lives?
I think Miamians have great vibes already. It’s all about standing out and so is Aviator Nation. Who wants to blend in? Not me.
Photography by: courtesy of Aviator Nation