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Nathan Paul

33, Manhattan, NY

First garment you ever made?

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

What's your design training/schooling?

 Fashion Institute of Technology.

Have you won any awards?

FIT Critic's

Strengths as a designer?

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

Weaknesses as a designer?

Time management.

What have been your influences?

Music and fluid movement of the human body.

What's playing on your iPod while you design?

I actually like silence.

Favorite material/fabric to work with?

Anything silk.

Item you're most proud to have designed?

A gown for my mother.

Favorite designer(s)?

Ralph Rucci.

Sketch or drape?


Patterns or solids?

I've been into solids lately.

Favorite colors?

Greens and purples.

Biggest fear as a designer?

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

Fashion must?

A good fit.

Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

Too many accessories.

Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

I haven't regretted my fashion choices.

Favorite style icon?

Audrey Hepburn.

How would you dress Michelle Obama?

A coat with a coordinating dress.

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

Halle Berry.

Favorite super model muse?

Agyness Deyn.

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

My label is called Nathaniel Paul.

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

An educator.

Any cultures/places you wish you could design for?

European culture.

Dream place to set up your design business?


List of websites featuring your work?


How were you described as a kid?

An artistic nerd.

How are you described now?

Focused and determined designer.

Why are you easy or difficult to live with?

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

Favorite hangout?

Habana Café.


Singing, mentoring, taking in the arts.

Favorite films/TV shows?

"CSI" shows, police shows, action movies.

Favorite books/authors?

The Bible.

iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?

iPhone (although I still own a BlackBerry).

Fast food or gourmet?


Cooking or takeout?


Favorite food(s)?

Authentic soul food.

Beer or wine?


Guiltiest pleasure?

Fabric shopping.

Biggest pet peeve?

People who waste time.

How'd you end up auditioning for PR?

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

Favorite PR designer?

Laura Bennett.

Challenge you hope they bring back?

Designing for the moms.

What`s your take on team challenges?

Hate them. I have control issues.

What do you look for in a model?

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

Do you think you can win PR?

Yes, because I know how to play to win.