In July of 2015, following my adventures in Texas, I had the opportunity to travel to California and sit down with Puimond of Puimond Progressive Corset Design! I had been following Puimond’s work for many years (especially after learning that he’s originally from Canada too) and collected several corsets made by him, including the pearl PVC overbust, Wicked plunge overbust, and a custom longline corset (my smallest corset!). It was so exciting to meet him and get to know more about the man behind the label.
Skip ahead in the video to hear his answers to the following questions:
0:30 How did you get started making corsets?
0:55 What was your very first corset like?
1:40 What is your favorite project?
2:05 How many corsets do you think you’ve made in total in the past 18 years?
2:25 How do you think the corset industry has evolved in the past 18 years?
2:55 What is your favorite part of the construction process?
3:10 What is your least favorite step of the construction process?
3:30 Who would you like to work with, or what is your dream project?
4:35 What is your favorite reaction or a client to your corset?
5:10 What are some of your dreams and aspirations for your business?
5:35 What do you do when you’re not making corsets?