9.27.2011

Founder and Creative Director of Matt & Nat Inder Bedi


Sarah Velasco: Can you tell us about yourself? How did you get into the business?
Inder Bendi: I am a detail nut that appreciates and takes inspiration from all things design from architecture to cars to FOOD! Being a vegetarian for 20 years M&N is based on a business plan I wrote in university


Sarah Velasco: Is this something you have always wanted to do?
Inder Bendi: No, I studied marketing with a minor in corporate law, I was contemplating law school when I wrote the business plan and then for reasons I still can’t explain I incorporated the business in February of 1996. I have always wanted to try and make the world a better place by uplifting people, hopefully in our own little way we are doing this….


Sarah Velasco: How has your style changed? Has it evolved?
Inder Bendi: I’ve become more minimalist, more utilitarian


Sarah Velasco: Describe your personal style. What brands do you love the most?
Inder Bendi: Minimalist, below the radar, I don’t really have any specific brands that I love, Margiela is something that is always interesting in terms of being dark yet innovative


Sarah Velasco: What is your inspiration with your latest collection?
Inder Bendi: Utility and being uplifted through color, what an interesting combination! We’re also having fun with CORK


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