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November 02nd, 2012 @ 00:28 AM
London Unveils Men’s Season Schedule
November 01st, 2012 @ 00:36 AM
Azzaro Releases Castello Branco
October 25th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
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October 16th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Rykiel Names Geraldo da Conceicao Artistic Director
September 21st, 2012 @ 8:12 PM
Brazil’s New London Pop-Up
September 21st, 2012 @ 7:20 PM
McQueen Men Returning Home to London
September 12th, 2012 @ 7:19 PM
Roitfeld, Mum and Son, Open in Brazil
September 07th, 2012 @ 00:54 AM
Berluti Opens to Big-Time Business in London
September 06th, 2012 @ 3:27 PM
Stefano Pilati Back with a Bang at Zegna
September 05th, 2012 @ 7:10 PM
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July 06th, 2012 @ 00:17 AM
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June 13th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM
Michel Klein Gains New Backer; Launches Sunglass Collection
June 13th, 2012 @ 00:48 AM
Sykes Jettisoned by Aquascutum; Maurer In at Rabanne
June 06th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Armani Conquers China, Chastises the Pope
June 01st, 2012 @ 11:53 AM
Spring 2007 Preview: Project Runway Winner Jay McCarroll On His First Solo Show
Lauren David Peden
September 14th, 2006 @ 00:03 AM - New York
What's the inspiration/theme for this collection?
Archigram, an architectural movement in the late 60's/early 70's in England,
air balloons, the B-52’s. I used to go to the library in college and procrastinate on my 15-page papers and read this amazing little book about Archigram. There is a lot of air balloon iconography in the Archigram work, and the B-52’s musically inspire the vibe I am going for.
How has it evolved from what you showed us in your studio a few months ago?
It has stayed pretty true to what it was then. I have had some minor edits. But that’s normal. Sometimes you don’t know what a piece is going to be until you get your hands dirty.
What shapes, colors and fabrics can we expect?
The shapes are all over the place. It is tight and voluminous and short and long and layered. The colors are black, gray, silver, white, yellow, green, blue, brown, and orange. In that order. Fabrics are also all over the place. I have patchwork pieces that contain all sorts of combinations of fabrics. The rest is cotton, nylon, polyester...you name it. I even have some stuff made out of bamboo/cotton blend. It’s really amazing. Anything but fur and leather.
Is this collection women’s only or is it both men’s and women’s?
Men’s and women’s.
What do you think will be most surprising about this collection to
people who only know your work from “Project Runway?”
The line is still very me. I think it will be exciting to see my menswear or an overall larger body of work.
Is it still your goal to design for the masses, so to speak? Any closer to reaching that goal in terms of your financial backers/distribution?
Most definitely. I have a very accessible line ready for the stores. Of course, I am always willing to entertain the perfect financial partnership.
How do you feel about showing in the tents now, solo, after all the
“PR” hoopla and everything that's happened since your season one win?
I’m psyched about showing in the tents. It really is the most convenient place to show your line. One Stop Shopping, if you will. Also, I am only able to show this line in the tents because of the generosity of the Humane Society of the United States, which is a really nice partnership for me, considering I am a fur free designer. Without them I would have been showing my line in a burnt out bus on the West Side Highway.
Can we expect to see any of your fellow “PR” alum/judges/models in the audience at your show?
I hope so. All of them got invites. Unfortunately, the season three finale is being filmed that day until 6 p.m. so some folks won’t be able to attend because my show is at 5 p.m. Hopefully they will wrap early and be able to get there.
Who will we never see in the front row of your show, “PR” alum or
Snarky snarky. I have those I adore and those I abhor. Overall, I’m an equal opportunity employer.
Will you be driving a Saturn onstage for your post-show bow?
Not unless they send me one.
I know you're really into music; what kind of tunes will you be playing?
Some rock-y, pop-y, electro-y, yummy audio goodness.
Is there anything you'd like to change about the current state of fashion?
I think fashion is in a pretty fair place: high, middle and low all working together.