Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman

OUT 09/24/2009

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Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman Video Blog: Episode 6

Designer Ra\'mon-Lawrence Coleman gives his take on Project Runway Season 6 Episode 6 and creating a look in...
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RA'MON LAWRENCE'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 6: Lights, Camera, Sew!
The designers must create a look inspired by a movie genre. Guest Judges: John Varvatos and Arianne Phillips Aired September 24 at 10 pm et/pt
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: RA'MON-LAWRENCE 'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you made?
    A three-ply silk gown that was avant-garde. Its interior was lined with 40 rows of silk organza.
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    Whats your music of choice when designing?
    Its eclectic: Bjork, Jay-Z, Linkin Park, classical, Jonas Brothers, Janet Jackson, Rosemary Clooney
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    In college. It was purely accidental, when I was helping create costumes for a performance piece.
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    Whos your favorite past Project Runway designer?
    Daniel Vosovic from Season 2.
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    Can you describe past jobs youve had?
    Bridal designer, Linda Campisano; designer, Price Walton Couture; assistant designer, Garry Graham.
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    What is a fashion must?
    A classic vintage piece of clothing or an accessory mixed with modern pieces.
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    What is your design training?
    The School of the Art Institute of Chicago; post-grad training in fur design at SAGA industries in Denmark.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Being conceptual, pushing perceptions, letting my designs occur organically and understanding movement.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Having grandiose ideas that are difficult to translate or being too specific with details.
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    Whats influenced your designs over the years?
    Art, literature, unexpected music combos like hip-hop with rock. And the Surrealist and Cubist movements.
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    Whats your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Heavy woven fabrics like canvas or slub twill. Also, rayon and silks are fantastic.
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    Whats the item youre most proud of designing?
    A magenta mink-and-fox chevron coat exhibited at MiFur in Milan, Italy, in 2004.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Draping. Its more interesting to explore what fabric naturally wants to do when it is on a form.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Patterns.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Hues of blue, magenta, ebony, gray, yellow, pink and purple.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Wearing one designer label head to toe. Or exuberant logo usage.
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    Whats the ugliest thing youve ever worn?
    Denim overall shorts with embroidered street-sign patches over an African print button-down shirt.
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    Whats your biggest fear as a designer?
    I think everyone fears failure, but even more so, I fear the possibility of my point of view being deemed irrelevant.
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    Who is your favorite style icon?
    Diahann Carroll.
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    20 of 42 questions
    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    In a simple embellished sheath dress with tailored lines accenting her strong shoulders.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Rihanna.
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    Whos your favorite supermodel muse?
    At the moment, Chanel Iman; shes adorable.
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    If you had to name your label, youd call it
    Ramon-lawrence, with a bridge line called Concrete Rose.
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    If you werent designing, youd be
    Performing on Broadway and independent films or working at a fashion magazine.
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    How would you describe your family?
    Upper middle class, deeply spiritual, fun-loving, energetic, humorous and close-knit.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Shy and introverted. Kind of a nerdy kid into sci-fi and drama.
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    How are you described now?
    Genuine, nonjudgmental, rambunctious, energetic, entertaining, optimistic, easy to talk to.
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    What is your sign?
    <a href="http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/project-runway/photos/project-runway-scopes#id=15">Gemini.</a>
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    Why are you (or arent you) easy to live with?
    Im particular about cleanliness and how things are placed. And I need lots of space for my things.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Dancing, rollerblading, reading, painting, time with friends, throwing themed parties, photography.
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    What are your favorite movies and TV shows?
    The Color Purple, Overboard and all Star Trek films. TV: Heroes, Gossip Girl, Anderson Cooper 360.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Anything by E. Lynn Harris and James Baldwin. Density or Souls by Christopher Rice.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Wgsn.com, Style.com, theminneapoline.blogspot.com, Nylon.com and YouTube.
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    Do you prefer fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet.
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    Do you prefer cooking or getting takeout?
    Cooking.
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    Whats your favorite food?
    Soul food.
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    Whats your guiltiest pleasure?
    Lots of ranch dressing on just about everything.
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    Whats your biggest pet peeve?
    The sound of people chewing food.
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    Do you prefer beer or wine?
    Beer.
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    What past Project Runway challenge would you want to do?
    The clothes off your back challenge.
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    What past Project Runway challenge wouldnt you want to do?
    The grocery store challenge.
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    Why are you going to win?
    Ill bring a modern aesthetic with a little avant-garde twist that will be fresh and exciting.

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