Introducing: Andrew Adames

February 4, 2016

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“My name is Andrew Adames, I’m the designer of Quarter Water.  Quarter Water is basically a little quarter juice sold in a bodega, which is a corner store here in New York City.  The reason why my line is called Quarter Water is because I’m always about staying true to my roots and never forgetting where I came from.  It came from being raised in a lower class family, struggling, they working their asses off and I’m here.  You know what I’m saying?  With the talent.  I don’t want to live what they lived.  They did alot to get me where I’m at now so I’m going to do even more to get them somewhere even higher.

I grew up on quarter waters.  A lot of my style and design is based on my surroundings.. the corner store, a bag of chips, anything that I had growing up.  Everybody in the building and the block is true to the corner store.  When you need diapers, and when you need anything you go to the bodega.  When you’re struggling don’t forget where you come from.  If it wasn’t for the struggle, I might not have ever been motivated to get out.”

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Where are you from?

Bronx, NY.

How old are you?


What are some of your inspirations?

Salvador Dali, Porfirio Rubirosa, Bape.

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What’s something people don’t know about you?

I’m very shy

What is a problem in today’s world you feel the strongest about?

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What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

“If you’re going to do something bad, do it good.”

What’s your strongest memory of your childhood?

Trying to draw my brothers drawings with a pen and being upset that I couldn’t copy them exactly at the age of 4.

Screen Shot 2016-02-04 at 3.50.40 AMDo you have a daily routine?

Besides taking a deuce in the morning, I just flow with how the day goes. No daily routine.

What comes to mind when you hear Next Question?

The Bully (Hollywood Boulevard).

How did you hear about Next Question?

My good friend Laurence.

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