Malvin Vien

OUT 08/27/2009

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Exit Interview: Episode 2

Designer exit interview: Episode 2. See which designer failed to impress the judges in the challenge to create...
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  • Tim Critiques Malvin Vien, #2
  • Extended Judging of Malvin Vien, Episode 2
  • Malvin Vien's Home Visit
  • Malvin Vien's Audition Tape
  • Malvin Vien's Closet Tour
  • Malvin Vien's Casting Session
MALVIN'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 2: We Expect Fashion
The designers must create a pregnancy chic look. Guest Judge: Rebecca Romijn Aired August 27 at 10 pm et/pt
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: MALVIN'S TAKE

    1 of 45 questions
    What was the first garment you made?
    Kept things simple: a T-shirt.
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    2 of 45 questions
    Whats your music of choice when designing?
    Santigold, MGMT, The Knife, The Cure, Patti Smith, Amy Winehouse and Radiohead.
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    3 of 45 questions
    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    Self-realization followed public recognition junior year of college.
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    4 of 45 questions
    Whos your favorite past Project Runway designer?
    Jay McCarroll is my favorite.
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    5 of 45 questions
    Can you describe past jobs youve had?
    Retail, waiter, community assistant, teaching assistant and an English professor in China.
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    6 of 45 questions
    What is a fashion must?
    The courage to wear what makes you feel right.
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    7 of 45 questions
    What is your educational background?
    B.A. in social medicine and creative solipsism (University of Redlands); A.A.S. in fashion design, Parsons.
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    8 of 45 questions
    What is your design training?
    Costume department at the University of Redlands created a fashion design program. And Parsons.
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    9 of 45 questions
    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Patience is my strength.
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    10 of 45 questions
    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Trusting is my weakness.
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    11 of 45 questions
    Whats influenced your designs over the years?
    Vagabonds, beatniks, travels in rural China, Japanese ghost stories and insect anatomy.
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    12 of 45 questions
    Whats your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Bamboo is my favorite.
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    13 of 45 questions
    Whats the item youre most proud of designing?
    My flight jacket.
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    14 of 45 questions
    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Both, and patternmaking too.
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    15 of 45 questions
    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Both, in combination.
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    16 of 45 questions
    What are your favorite colors?
    Black and nude are my favorites.
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    17 of 45 questions
    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    When people wear too many trends.
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    18 of 45 questions
    Whats the ugliest thing youve ever worn?
    A shirt with the brand printed all over it.
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    19 of 45 questions
    Whats your biggest fear as a designer?
    To lose my perspective.
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    20 of 45 questions
    Who is your favorite style icon?
    The farmers of rural China.
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    21 of 45 questions
    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    Id put her in a dress of power.
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    22 of 45 questions
    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Mary-Kate Olsen would be fun, or Patti Smith.
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    23 of 45 questions
    Whos your favorite supermodel muse?
    Linda Evangelista is my favorite.
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    24 of 45 questions
    If you had to name your label, youd call it
    MalvinVien.
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    25 of 45 questions
    If you werent designing, youd be
    A doctor.
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    26 of 45 questions
    How would you describe your family?
    Im the love child of a dad who was supposed to be in an arranged marriage and a mom who followed her heart.
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    27 of 45 questions
    How were you described as a kid?
    A free spirit who lived in the present and has loved every minute of life.
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    28 of 45 questions
    How are you described now?
    Calm, balanced, Zen-like and talented an artist.
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    29 of 45 questions
    What is your sign?
    <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway/photos/project-runway-scopes#id=11">Aquarius.</a>
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    30 of 45 questions
    Why are you (or arent you) easy to live with?
    Im easygoing, but have little patience for those who grew up spoiled and live with a childish ignorance.
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    31 of 45 questions
    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Experiencing something new.
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    32 of 45 questions
    What are your favorite movies and TV shows?
    Movie: The Fifth Element. TV: Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
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    33 of 45 questions
    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Joseph Campbells The Hero with a Thousand Faces, and Dostoevsky.
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    34 of 45 questions
    What are your favorite websites?
    Its more fun just to surf. <a href="http://www.malvinvien.com1/">malvinvien.com</a>.
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    35 of 45 questions
    Do you prefer iPhone or BlackBerry?
    How about a simple cell phone, no cameras or accessories, just mobile and text.
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    36 of 45 questions
    Do you prefer Wii or PlayStation?
    I dont know what Wii is.
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    37 of 45 questions
    Do you prefer fast food or gourmet?
    Homegrown and cooked.
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    38 of 45 questions
    Do you prefer cooking or getting takeout?
    Depends on how well I cook something.
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    39 of 45 questions
    Whats your favorite food?
    Fried chicken.
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    40 of 45 questions
    Whats your guiltiest pleasure?
    I dont know. I havent felt guilty in a long time.
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    41 of 45 questions
    Do you prefer beer or wine?
    Wine.
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    42 of 45 questions
    Whats your biggest pet peeve?
    People who assume privilege.
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    43 of 45 questions
    What past Project Runway challenge would you want to do?
    The Paris couture challenge.
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    44 of 45 questions
    What past Project Runway challenge wouldnt you want to do?
    Bring it on.
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    45 of 45 questions
    Why are you going to win?
    My designs have substance, a philosophy. I know fashion goes deeper than aesthetics or marketing/business.

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