Q & A with Christian Audigier
Quintessentially Saves the Day
Allison Weiss Brady interviews Christian Audigier, fashion designer for Ed Hardy, SMET, Christian Audigier, and Crystal Rock, on why his clothes are perfect for the Miami woman. Audigier’s celebrity clients include everyone from A-Rod, singer Fergie, hip hop star Flo Rida, Barbara Walters and many more.
AWB: Why are your clothes good for the Miami woman?
We have the best clothes because they have vibrant colors (like Miami) and are lightweight so they are perfect for the weather.
AWB: When wearing a swimsuit, should a woman wear flip flops or high heels?
Flip flops are cooler.
AWB: If you want someone to notice you while wearing a swimsuit, what should you do?
Nothing, the swimsuit speaks for itself.
AWB: What’s the most popular piece of Ed Hardy clothing?
The trucker hats and t-shirts.
AWB: When you’re not wearing a swimsuit, what designers do you wear?
Ralph Lauren: the icon of fashion.
AWB: What is your favorite dish in Miami?
I like lobster.
AWB: Favorite hotel in Miami? Restaurant?
The Raleigh. Casa Tua is one of my favorite places, as well.
AWB: Any secrets that make your swimwear so fabulous?
A special process to the Lycra to make the color of the graphics more vibrant and smooth.
AWB: What’s the image of your company?
It’s all about a lifestyle — dancing, eating, and drinking in our clothes.
Allison Weiss Brady handles marketing for celebrities and non-profits. She is active in many organizations in South Florida, New York, and Pennsylvania including Big Brother Big Sister, The Community Coalition, Voices Against Brain Cancer, Gene Spotlight, The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation, and one of her family’s foundations Say Yes to Education, which recently partnered with Quincy Jones. Allison sits on the board of Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, and she and her husband Chip Brady were honored by Russell Simmons at the 2010 Rush Philanthropic gala in East Hampton. She and her husband Chip are members of Art Basel’s Junior Host Committee and Allison is a member of the Vizcaya Preservation Luncheon Founding Committee. Allison was also the sole recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s 2008 Young Alumni of the Year Award, and serves on the Overseers board for the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.