By: Joseph Licata
John Moore, named one of GQ’s 2014 Menswear Designers of The Year, is as multifaceted as the projects he’s worked on. Moore has lead creative and design for the likes of Quiksilver Women’s, VSTR and Hollister. Runs his own branding and creative agency, POP Studios, that tackles projects spanning fashion, consumer goods and retail experiences. And let’s not forget the successful lifestyle brand, M.Nii, for which he received the GQ award. If that were not enough, there is also the recently partnership with Kelly Slater to lead the lifestyle brand launch of OuterKnown, Slater’s latest venture announced earlier this week. And despite all of this Moore remains focused on what seems to be his biggest inspiration, Love.
What is your idea of happiness?
Which historical figure would you most like to meet, living or dead?
I would like to meet with President Obama immediately and discuss his plans for his remaining days… I’ve got some ideas.
Who do you most admire?
My Baby Mama
What about yourself you do you most dislike?
The fact I can no longer sleep.
What trait in others do you most dislike?
What virtue do you most admire?
Friendship. Is that a virtue?
What has been your biggest achievement?
What has been your biggest failure?
Balance in my life. All I do is work.
What is your most prized possession?
I don’t have a most prized possession, I could get rid of all of it tomorrow.
Your most common luxury?
What’s one thing you find the most overrated?
Your favorite word or phrase?
What do you regret most?
Claiming that EPIC is my favorite word.
Which talent do you most envy?
Some people have an amazing ability to confidently articulate their vision verbally… (I tend to have to write it down).
How would you like to live?
What is your motto?
Don’t fuck with Love.