Magazine article The Fader

Conspicous Coupling: With Victory Press, All Is Fair in Love and Sportswear

Magazine article The Fader

Conspicous Coupling: With Victory Press, All Is Fair in Love and Sportswear

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Before Jessica Humphrey and Jonathan Cammisa made it official as girlfriend and boyfriend, thrift store fashion brought them together: they met on the street in Brooklyn and geeked out over a mutual love of vintage sportswear. "Old school Nautica sailing gear and early Patagonia--we both went nuts over that stuff," says Humphrey. In a matter of months, their conversations evolved into plans for an outdoors fashion line called Victory Press. Influenced by postmodern art, '80s and '90s surf and skate culture and the simple, thrifted nylon jackets they both adored, Victory Press became a full range of sorbet-colored clothes with enough broad charm to please dudes and daring tomboys alike. "Our brand appeals to the streetwear world, but also to the outdoors market and the thrift market," says Humphrey. "We come from all of those places."

Three and a half years later, their creative partnership is as strong and steady as their romantic one; when they talk about their company, you could mistake them for talking about their relationship. …

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