For our latest short interview, I caught up with premium clothing surgeon Dr Romanelli. The Los Angeles based designer has been influencing street culture on many ways for a number of years now and continues to do so with various elements of work.

SLAMXHYPE / What’s your favorite thing about where you live?

DR ROMANELLI / The weather

SLAMXHYPE / Your favorite store in your city?

DR ROMANELLI / Mister Freedom

SLAMXHYPE / What are three items you don’t leave home without?

DR ROMANELLI / Laptop, phone, wife

SLAMXHYPE / What’s your favorite holiday location?


SLAMXHYPE / One place you really desire to visit?

DR ROMANELLI / Valle Nevado in the Chilean Andes.

SLAMXHYPE / What are the worst trends around today?

DR ROMANELLI / Faux Haux, pointy toe shoes, thick framed glasses with clear lenses, socks with sandals and crocs.

SLAMXHYPE / What’s the best thing to come out in 2011 to date?


SLAMXHYPE / What’s the must have item for you for FW2011?

DR ROMANELLI / I’m really feeling the Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons collection. Loving the knitted blazers and outerwear.

SLAMXHYPE / What are you reading?

DR ROMANELLI / Ram Dass “Be Here Now”

SLAMXHYPE / What are you listening to?

DR ROMANELLI / Wilco’s “The Whole Love”

SLAMXHYPE / What’s the best film you have seen in the last year?

DR ROMANELLI / Mike Mills’ “Beginners”

SLAMXHYPE / Your favorite website?

DR ROMANELLI / Not sure, don’t really have a favorite

SLAMXHYPE / What influences you on a daily basis?

DR ROMANELLI / My daughter

SLAMXHYPE / What will you do after this interview?

DR ROMANELLI / Drink coffee