Nathan Paul

Manhattan, NY - Out Episode 6
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Q: First garment you ever made?

A: I made my first garment when I was 5. It was a skirt for my mother.

Q: What's your design training/schooling?

A: Fashion Institute of Technology.

Q: Have you won any awards?

A: FIT Critic's

Q: Strengths as a designer?

A: Knowledge of how to work with material and the specific properties.

Q: Weaknesses as a designer?

A: Time management.

Q: What have been your influences?

A: Music and fluid movement of the human body.

Q: What's playing on your iPod while you design?

A: I actually like silence.

Q: Favorite material/fabric to work with?

A: Anything silk.

Q: Item you're most proud to have designed?

A: A gown for my mother.

Q: Favorite designer(s)?

A: Ralph Rucci.

Q: Sketch or drape?

A: Drape.

Q: Patterns or solids?

A: I've been into solids lately.

Q: Favorite colors?

A: Greens and purples.

Q: Biggest fear as a designer?

A: That my people won't understand and appreciate my work.

Q: Fashion must?

A: A good fit.

Q: Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

A: Too many accessories.

Q: Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

A: I haven't regretted my fashion choices.

Q: Favorite style icon?

A: Audrey Hepburn.

Q: How would you dress Michelle Obama?

A: A coat with a coordinating dress.

Q: Dream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her?

A: Halle Berry.

Q: Favorite super model muse?

A: Agyness Deyn.

Q: If you had to name your label, you'd call it...

A: My label is called Nathaniel Paul.

Q: If you weren't designing, you'd be...

A: An educator.

Q: Any cultures/places you wish you could design for?

A: European culture.

Q: Dream place to set up your design business?

A: Paris.

Q: List of websites featuring your work?

A: www.nathanielpaul.com

Q: How were you described as a kid?

A: An artistic nerd.

Q: How are you described now?

A: Focused and determined designer.

Q: Why are you easy or difficult to live with?

A: I don't think I'm easy to live with because, I'm told, I'm high-maintenance and obsessive.

Q: Favorite hangout?

A: Habana Café.

Q: Hobbies?

A: Singing, mentoring, taking in the arts.

Q: Favorite films/TV shows?

A: "CSI" shows, police shows, action movies.

Q: Favorite books/authors?

A: The Bible.

Q: iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?

A: iPhone (although I still own a BlackBerry).

Q: Fast food or gourmet?

A: Gourmet.

Q: Cooking or takeout?

A: Cooking.

Q: Favorite food(s)?

A: Authentic soul food.

Q: Beer or wine?

A: Wine.

Q: Guiltiest pleasure?

A: Fabric shopping.

Q: Biggest pet peeve?

A: People who waste time.

Q: How'd you end up auditioning for PR?

A: I was emailed by the casting company. I auditioned back in 2006.

Q: Favorite PR designer?

A: Laura Bennett.

Q: Challenge you hope they bring back?

A: Designing for the moms.

Q: What`s your take on team challenges?

A: Hate them. I have control issues.

Q: What do you look for in a model?

A: I love a woman with curves and a personality. Someone with confidence.

Q: Do you think you can win PR?

A: Yes, because I know how to play to win.