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Wrangler creative director Sean Gormley

Wrangler creative director Sean Gormley

By: Oliver Horton

Sean Gormley is creative director of Wrangler Jeans Europe. He’s made in Essex, trained at Central St Martin’s, works in Belgium and lives in Switzerland. He loves denim and motorcycles.

Disorder: What are you working on right now?
Sean Gormley: Bringing creativity to a corporation. 

D: What people, places or things inspire you?
SG: Old friends, new places and real experiences.

D: What artists turn you on?
SG: I’ve always loved the impressionists, Édouard Manet’s my pick.

D: What is your ultimate ambition? 
SG: My goal is to die young as late as possible.

D: What got you started?
SG: I’m competitive – that has steered some key choices through important years. And a slice of luck.

D: What has been the biggest surprise along the way?
SG: No-one has a definitive answer, and margin is design’s archenemy.

D: Who was your first crush?
SG: Cindy Crawford [supermodel]. 

D: Who are your favourite fictional heroes? 
SG: My heroes are all real.

D: What do you like to eat or drink?
SG: The perfect combo would be home cooked Italian food and a country pub for a pint.

D: Where/when do you feel most yourself?
SG: In deepest Essex reunited with family.

D: When are you at your worst? 
SG: Stuck in traffic, waiting in line and losing time. Time is the most precious thing.

D: What do you hate the most? 
SG: The sham that coffee cups are not recycled. Unbelievable mess and consumers are not to blame.

D: What talent do you wish you had?
SG: I’d like to be handier at fixing things. I’m completely useless at DIY.

D: What is your dominant characteristic?
SG: Calm as a cucumber. Until I get stressed.

D: What do you appreciate most in your friends?
SG: Support and humour.

D: What innovation/invention do you love most?
SG: Right now, Instagram.

D: Unpaid endorsement: what can you recommend?
SG: Has to be iPhone, when it’s fully charged.

D: What is your idea of happiness?
SG: Being content.

D: What is your present state of mind?
SG: Almost content.

D: What would you do if you were not doing this?
SG: Paying more attention to the fashion shoot that’s happening all around me. Gotta go!