Thaddeus O’Neil’s Surf Children Of The Night

New York-based luxury label Thaddeus O’Neil creates play wear for the romantic merman après surf. Thaddeus’ namesake label is an homage to the hobos of the sea; a salty-hairred squad of nonchalant nomads, free-spirited thinkers and rebellious beach bums alike. His wave-driven vision for design manifests the organic playfulness of water, an authentic perspective based on a life-long relationship with surf ideology and counterculture. Now for New York’s first men’s week, the international Woolmark Prize-nominee showcased his tropical-motifed Spring/Summer 2016 collection in vamped up style (bloody noses included!) We caught up with the poet behind the brand to discuss the incident that inspired his novel Dracula-influenced presentation titled “Children of the Night.”