Wasserman + Resnikoff: Technicolor Dream Couple
Alternative title: reasons to flee to Los Angeles immediately.
“One benefit of moving from New York is this space. It’s a 10-block walk from our house,” says Lizz Wasserman of the absurdly large—1,700-square-feet!—Highland Park studio the designer behind the eco-thoughtful line Popomomo shares with her husband, sculptor Isaac Resnikoff. The place is so them that they even held their wedding partay out back in 2009. Here, Lizz and Isaac show us around and provide a little insight into how, exactly, they live and work together…and still adore each other.
Lizz: “We have great natural light most of the time I’m at work—generally from 8 to 6. We don’t have to turn on the lights. I have flag streamers from a really cool resort shoot, and so the space is really festive and totally filled with color. It’s something I really like: designs that are really simple but with a lot of color. It’s pretty cacophonous, and I love it.”
Lizz: “We’re only separated by a door, so there’s a pretty constant back-and-forth between us. Fashion is a little like sculpture in that it’s 3D. So I’ll say, ‘What do you think about this specific cut, or this button placement?’ And our inspirations kind of move in tandem. He’ll say, ‘This is such a good book! You’re gonna love it.’ And it’ll end up being the inspiration for my collection.”
Isaac: “I think that there are still times when I’m out in left field in terms of would be a good idea for a garment, but I definitely enjoy understanding that part of the world more. So far as my own work goes, frankly a lot of studio practice is finding ways to make sure you’re always going. And having someone who works as hard as Lizz does as your partner makes that easy.”
Booker the dog! Out back where the duo had their wedding reception.
Lizz: “We’ve been together for about 12 years now. We argued a lot in our twenties. I think we kind of got all of our fights out of our system!”