Who Am I ?
An Introduction to DERYCK TODD
1: Who am I?
Designer, producer, musician and taste maker. Not just a man, I’m a brand with a plan.
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
Man with many hats…literally. Just launched my hat line now selling at Patricia Fields, Daily Projects in Korea and more. Also music director of the film The Tents, a stunning retrospective of NYFW and its shift from Bryant Park to Lincoln Center featuring Donna Karan, Betsey Johnson, Tommy Hilfiger and Carolina Herrera. I also throw the world’s largest Bowie homage event, BowieBall.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
From the Upper East Side, though bopped around Westchester, Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Sky’s the limit, as I plan on being bi-countrial.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
David Bowie… “I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.”
5: What book is your bible?
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
LOVE: Bread pudding and earned success. Basically carbs.
HATE: Fear, the unspoken and mostly people who clip their nails in public. Train or on a park bench, this is an at home and alone activity people, lets keep it that way.
7: What is your raison d’être?
Pushing boundaries, breaking molds and most of all, GLAM.
8: What is your favorite color?
Jet blue. I also like to fly my favorite color, especially during the winter.
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
Captain Plant. Earth Fire Wind Water and the gayest character of all…Heart! You know Ma-Ti had a crush on Wheeler, we all did.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
Huckleberry Lounge in Williamsburg. They have movie Mondays and a low key atmosphere. Or the Self Help section in Barnes & Noble… depends on my mood.
11: What turns you on?
Sex on the third date.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
If you could ask the 4 year old version of yourself what your life would be like…it’s triumphs and treasures, its mistakes and faults, what would you say?
Deryck Todd is a NYC based designer and producer who has a degree of Opera from New York University, in which he was on the Dean’s List. He has worked within the fashion, photography and event arena consistently for the past 10 years with Bowie Ball, The Tents, and now launching his fashion line in Spring 2011. NY Times, Time Out, Nylon, Paper, Sportswear International and many more have covered his work. He currently lives in Brooklyn with his small but feisty cat, Kitty.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Jillian Mercado
Photography by Maro Hagopian
Design by Jillian Mercado
Deryck Todd, 2011, New York, Photography by Maro Hagopian