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Q&A with Emily + Meritt of The Great

Q&A with Emily + Meritt of The Great


Gorgeous mamas, Emily Current and Meritt Elliott, a cretative team since 1999, have dressed celebrities for red carpet, styled editorials and art directed advertising campaigns. In addition to their work as stylists, the duo is also regarded for their denim brainchild, the brand CURRENT/ELLIOTT, which launched with much fanfare in 2008. 

In Spring 2012, the twosome joined an elite rank of designers when they became members of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Emily and Meritt exited CURRENT/ELLIOTT in late 2012. In a visual ode to their varied career, encapsulating their love affair with denim and imaginative worldview, Emily and Meritt penned A Denim Story: Inspirations From Bell-bottoms To Boyfriends, a coffee table book published by Rizzoli in Spring 2014.

In the Spring of 2015, Emily and Meritt embarked on their next chapter and greatest endeavor to date – the launch of their multi-category women’s collection, aptly named THE GREAT.  BURU is over-the-moon to carry this incredible line, and so excited to share an exclusive Q&A with these two impressive mamas.

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Watching our girls discover all the small wonders of the world - reminding us to appreciate the simple things.


Yes, we both breastfed! Oversized button ups in soft denims and flannels saved the day! 
Since we are in perpetual motion  from the office to playground  our wardrobe must have ease and softness. We live for soft tees and jeans, army jackets, knit dresses and cashmere pullovers.

Tea Length Opera Mesh Skirt

The Great Stencil Sweatshirt

The Almost Skinnys

The Wanderer Top

The Darling Shirt

We love to create nostalgic, classic pieces that are timeless and versatile. They feel effortless, but are thoughtful in their proportion and soft, worn hand. We love the balance of a bit boyish and a bit girlish-the mix of both “high” and “low. 
We find this to be the perfect for the fashion minded mom.


We generally work side by side, juggling everything from designing to business decisions. We constantly riff and laugh, then divide and conquer. We rely on cups of tea, our amazing team, and magical moments of fearless creativity. 
We live on the same street in the flats of LA. We walk to each-others' house for a kid playdate or an impromptu bbq, but otherwise love so many local haunts. We love the Roxbury Park, LACMA, the farmers market on Larchmont, Petty Cash for family friendly Mexican food. 
Mother: smitten
Wife: lucky
Business Owner: driven
Designer: fearless
Friend: loyal
That sleeping in is a luxury you should never take for granted! Also, that having kids makes time fly by, so cherish every second of the journey.
“Keep your head where your feet are.”

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