The Life & Times of Lafayette 148 New York Creative Director Edward Wilkerson

During a tour across South Florida, where he made appearances at both Bloomingdale’s Aventura and Saks Fifth Avenue at The Gardens Mall, the designer gave us an exclusive interview, sharing his daily routines and life philosophy.

Q: Any plans for St. Paddy’s Day?

A: I’ll be showcasing my spring collection on the West Coast.

Q: When you’re traveling or working like crazy, what is your diet like?

A: I start my morning with fruit salad. The rest of the day, I try to stick to a high-protein diet, mostly grilled chicken.

Q: Must-have snacks?

A: Jelly beans and vanilla wafers.

Q: What’s your workout regimen?

A: I go to the gym three times a week – mostly cardio.

Q: How do you believe fashion affects one’s health and well-being?

A: The newness of fashion – each season refreshes the soul.

Q: As a photographer and art collector, who are the top three artists that most inspire you?

A: Matisse, Velázquez and Basquiat.

Q: What’s your favorite way to unwind and de-stress?

A: I love to de-stress with a great book.

Q: What’s your can’t-live-without app?

A: Shazam.

Q: Life motto?

A: Live each day to its fullest.

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