Nothing makes us more proud than to see our fellow Philly natives doing great and inspiring things. Meet Woody Harrington, Jason Kernevich and Dusty Summers, the geniuses behind the nationally acclaimed design studio Heads of State and clothing brand Pilot & Captain. With a shelf full of awards and a decade in the industry, founders Jason and Dusty make you nostalgic for your past and excited for where you’re headed through their travel-themed product line. Check out our conversation with this design duo in a recent interview.
Femme & Fortune: What initially started the adventures and voyage theme for Pilot & Captain?
P&C: Pilot and Captain is a combination of wanderlust and hometown pride. It began as an appreciation for vintage travel ephemera and quickly grew into a sort of marketing experiment. People have strong emotional connections to where they’re from, where they’ve traveled to, and where they dream of one day visiting. Everyone can relate to those feelings and we thought that was a wonderful place to pull inspiration from.
Femme & Fortune: How would you describe the guy or gal who wears Pilot & Captain? What kind of lifestyle do you envision them to have?
P&C: Bricks and mortar is an alluring idea and something we’re hoping and planning for down the road a bit.
P&C: Work hard and work together. A duo can really accomplish a lot if there is balance and support.
A big thank you to the Pilot & Captain team for this awesome interview. They are also offering 30% off all Pilot & Captain merchandise for Cyber Monday. To learn more of our neighbors, check them out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.