I think Peir would be interesting and I think Joseph at SP could help you if Snow is too busy. I know Barneys did an interview with Walid al Damirji of By Walid but it sucked ass, it looked like they just sent him a questionnaire postcard. They carry his stuff at two of their stores. Beverly Hills and at their flagship store on Madison Avenue.
Joseph knows a lot of people and if you want to get some inspiration id probably go back Young N Hungry thread and look up some of the designers there.
yea... heard mr gosling is now in the hospital after he got a little crazy after he sized his toj wrong. he didn't want to wait another 18 weeks again and he refuses to order through his real name. so he's been bombing the forum with kitchen ad spam.