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Ken Laurence

24, Birmingham, AL

Current occupation?

Freelance fashion designer.

Past jobs?


When did you realize you had designer potential?

At the age of 10.

First garment you ever made?

The first garment I ever made was a pair of lime-green pants. They were made from 100 percent cotton. It was bad.

What's your design training/schooling, etc.?


Have you won any awards for your designs?

No awards, just praise.

Strengths as a designer?

Structural shapes and voluminous silhouettes.

Weaknesses as a designer?

Flowy, soft fabrics always give trouble.

What are your influences?

My influences come from women of power like Michelle Obama.

What's playing on your iPod when you're designing?

Gospel music/Beyonce.

Favorite material or fabric to work with?

Neoprene, spandex and wools.

Item you're most proud of designing?

My fall 2010 collection.

Favorite designer(s)?

McQueen, Marchesa.

Sketch or drape?


Patterns or solids?


Favorite colors?

Purple, blacks and white.

Biggest fear as a designer?

The only fear I have is failing.

Favorite style icon?

Daphne Guinness.

What would you design for the First Lady?

I would love to put her in one of my signature skirts and a button-down with collar popped.

Celebrity you wish you could design for?

I would love to make a onesie for Beyonce.

Favorite supermodel muse?

Coco Rocha; I live for her.

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

Ken Laurence.

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

I honestly don't know! Maybe a motivational speaker.

Dream place to set up your business?

New York City.

Websites that feature your work?

kenlaurence.com, klbehindtheseams.com

How were you described as a kid?

Goal-driven, nasty attitude and very outspoken.

How are you described by your family and friends?

Very goal-driven, outspoken and inspiring.

Why do you think you're easy to live with?

I don't think I am easy to live with. I hate cleaning up after people.

Favorite hangout?

I'm a homebody!


Dancing, listening to music and traveling.

Favorite movies and TV shows?

"Titanic," "The Color Purple," "Project Runway"

Favorite books/authors?

The Bible/"Commanding Your Morning" (Cindy Trimm)

Favorite websites?




Fast food or gourmet?


Cooking or takeout?


Favorite foods?

I love seafoods!

Beer or wine?


Biggest pet peeve?

People that don't live to their full potential.

How did you end up auditioning for PR?

This is my second time auditioning for "Project Runway."

Favorite past PR designer?

Anthony Williams, Christian Siriano.

Challenge you wish they'd bring back?

The avant-garde challenge.

Challenge you hope they don't?

The unconventional challenge.

Your take on team challenges:

They scare me. They can help you or hurt you.

What do you look for in a model?

The most important thing I look for is the attitude.

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

Yes, I think I could win "Project Runway." I am very business-minded, innovative, and inspiring to others. I am a force to be reckoned with.