Name: Robert Brunner
Title: Creative Director & Head Designer for DEVEREUX- Proper Threads
Married/Single: I’ve met my match. She’s pretty, like really pretty!
City you live in: Scottsdale
A typical day in my life includes… I like to start my day with a pour over from Infusion coffee and tea in Tempe – best coffee in the area, hands down. Then I get online and find my daily motivation by reading about what’s new in the fashion world! I like to see what new collabs or projects designers are taking on. I spend the next 30 minutes day dreaming/procrastinating before I begin my own work.
Work starts with a couple hours in our Tempe HQ handling the day to day business. After the boring, important stuff is out of the way I like to make mood and inspirations boards and sketch ideas for clothing that I have on the mind. My mind never rests from seeking how I can better my craft or what new exciting things I can do next.
After work, I tell myself I am going to work out because everyone is Scottsdale is about that life…but I end up finding one hell of an excuse to kick it on my couch. “I’ll workout tomorrow!”
I was born… to the Friday Night lights and oil fields of Midland, Texas
My favorite thing about Arizona… I love the desert! I love the colors of the land and how the desert comes alive in the early hours of the day. I also love how clean it is where I live! It’s turned me into a snob when I visit other cities.
I’m listening to… chill house music until my girlfriend makes me turn on Hillsong United
My family… could drink you under the table! Haha.
I have 3 older siblings that I am seeking revenge on for my childhood, just waiting for the right time. Otherwise, they’re extremely supportive. We’re all pretty tight.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… TuPac Shakur, although I quickly realized the street life wasn’t for me.
I’m inspired by… different cultures, cuisine, art, people, music, clothing, fabrics. A lot inspires me, but it’s really about keeping an open mind to the things that exist around you in your everyday life.
The one person who motivates me is… I’m not particularly motivated by one single person as much as I’m motivated by people who are passionate about their craft in life and willing to give up everything to pursue their dream no matter how outrageous it may be.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… the perception of success
The perfect day would be… playing a round of 18 holes in Scottsdale with my father in the morning, poolside cabana in the afternoon with the pretty girl I referred to earlier, and then ending the night with an elaborate dinner with the family winning every debate about politics and religion that comes up.
My first job was… a Tuxedo rental shop taking down measurements.
My favorite escape… North Shore Oahu in Hawaii
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Kanye West
One thing I cannot live without… Chicken Nuggets
My life… a road less traveled. After getting a degree in Geology I worked in oil & gas for a few months. One day I woke up and decided I was moving to LA and going to fashion school. Wasn’t the most conventional path for a kid from West Texas. Let’s just say people were confused.
I’m currently working on… designing my Spring 2017 collection. I am rolling out a complete Golf and Resort lifestyle collection that is fit for the modern man
Always… be grateful and generous
Favorite Quote… “Dressing well is a form of good manners.” –Tom Ford
Biggest Dream… to generously take care of the people that are closest to me
My Pet Peeve(s)… bad manners!