“HANNAH: I read somewhere that you always have a maple leaf somehow integrated into your collections. How do you incorporate the Canadian influence into your work?
DEAN: Yeah, it’s there.
DAN: Mhm, even if it’s not the maple leaf. If it’s broken down into certain prints. I mean, we did the beautiful Canadian silk print…with blue jays and the birds. It was cute [and] it had ‘Toronto’ written on it. It was whimsical.
And then we did some big mountains and mohair—and it became a little bit wild again. We kind of keep to our roots as some points of inspiration, and to always remind ourselves where we come from and why we are different from others.
So there is always a little bit of Canada inside, it’s always a little nod to home.”