A quick word with ... the duo behind FortyThieves

Yuveel Rughoonandan and Javier Egusquiza of up-and-coming label FortyThieves love their skateboards and social networks.

The FortyThieves duoOur first jobs were...
Y: Web designer
J: Landscaping

And now the title on our business cards are...
We’re still working on getting business cards!

Which really means...
We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We put our time and effort into creating an ideal that is FortyThieves, the business side of things has always been ancillary.

My day starts with...
Y: Wishing I could go back to bed...
J: Coffee and uni

And ends with...
Y: Paging through my tumblr dashboard
J: What he said

 And in between, we ...
Run FortyThieves, which consists of processing orders, keeping our social media updated, discussing ideas for future collections, meeting suppliers, and responding to countless emails.

 My first artistic memory is...
Y: Destroying the walls in the house with crayon.
J: Homemade Mother's Day cards

If I wasn't doing this, I'd ...
Y: Be wishing I was doing this.
J: Be doing more uni work

I'm inspired by...
Y: Roy Lichtenstein. His art is simple in nature but I find it to be profoundly entertaining and awe-inspiring.
J: Too much around me
 
I can't live without...
Y: My skateboard.
J: Facebook

True 'style' is...
Individual. There is no style without individuality.

Our work in three words...
Challenging, evolving, satisfying

Yuveel Rughoonandan and Javier Egusquiza are the founders of fashion brand FortyThieves