5 Minutes With… Tony Spackman
Previous to THE NON British born menswear designer Tony Spackman was Men’s Design Director at Nike for 9 years. He took up the position of Design Director in 2003 and has since been responsible for the introduction of some of their leading White Label/Nike Sportswear collections. From 1997–2000, during its international boom he worked as Menswear Designer at Maharishi, London.
THE NON embraces our current search for authenticity, our relentless desire to further knowledge, experience and personal development, our inexhaustible need for complexity and intellectual stimulation, our ongoing search for new luxuries. As Owner and director Spackman has just delivers his third and most impactful collection of THE NON to date. ‘THE GOLDEN DAWN’ as it is entitled features sleek and refined design, a meticulous attention to detail and immaculate hand-tailoring; combining simplicity with exquisite luxury.
Name: Tony Spackman
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
What are you reading? Max Ernst and Alchemy: A magician in search of myth
What are you listening to? Right at this moment Olafur Arnalds
Favourite artist? That’s a hard one to pin point. I guess just whoever on the day shows skill and imagination in a creation that can be shared with others.
Favourite movie? No favourites but I enjoy watching Andrei Tarkovsky, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Federico Fellini, Georges Franju, old murder mysteries, costume drama’s and international independents
I am influenced by…. My environment and creative minds
Do your parents understand what your job is? I think so, they’ve always been very supportive and proud I spent last night…working
What do you eat for breakfast? Banana milkshake with spirulina and honey
Favourite thing to do in your city? Get around on my bike
Whats something people might not know about you? Probably something I don’t want them to know?
What are you working on this week? Planning out the Spring/Summer 11 collection.
Have a look at the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection here.