In a consumer goods market that is often tragically over-saturated with products lacking meaning and clout, it's more than refreshing to see a line dedicated to simplicity and practicality, all while still exuding an air of class. Those are the things that you will find in the inaugural release of Cavalier Essentials, designed and created by Taylor Pemberton. When interviewing him, it's obvious that this character of a fellow will go far in his career, having only graduated six months ago and spearheaded the launch of not just Cavalier, but also the gift giving site Wantful.
What was the initial intention of this project?
The initial intention of Cavalier was to make something that was multifaceted in regards to interpretation. I wanted to portray a lifestyle, and support that lifestyle with great design, products, photography, editorial content, and more.
Where did you find the inspiration for Cavalier?
I was brought up in a household that embraced classic traditions. I've always been a sucker for influential characters—whether they be in sports, music, business, or cinema. My father is very classic and "Cavalier" in a way. I always loved James Bond films and the characters portrayed. I thought it was so interesting how he was doing things nobody else was doing. It was such an adventurous lifestyle—something that appealed to me greatly. I also realized soon that...