Jonathan Peters

OUT 04/01/2010

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Jonathan Peters Video Blog: Episode 9

Designer Jonathan Peters gives his take on Project Runway Season 7 Episode 9. In this episode, Jonathan pair...
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: JONATHAN'S TAKE

    1 of 52 questions
    What was the first garment you ever made?
    A prom gown for a friend.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas. I am a freak for pop.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    I wanted to be a designer since age 10 and have never changed my mind.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    So many. Herrera, De La Renta, Mouret, Galliano, Viktor and Rolf, Marchesa, Elie Saab.
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    Current occupation?
    Technically, unemployed, but I prefer independent freelance womenswear designer.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Lots of retail management, makeup artist and freelance design.
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    What is a fashion must?
    A black skinny pant.
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    What is your design training?
    Studied apparel design at University of Rhode Island; the rest I learned from my mom or on my own.
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    Have you won any awards related to design?
    I have yet to win any awards for my designs.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Manipulating textiles, painterly color sense and lack of fear.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Procrastination and lack of a degree.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    Earlier, the greats of design; now, interacting textiles and creating new techniques and fibers.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    I am on a big cotton organza kick. I have been layering with it quite a bit.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    Bridal gowns for two friends, one romantic and traditional, the other colorful and exuberant.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    A combination, although draping is more of a strength of mine.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Mostly solids.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Red and yellow, although when I design it stays a bit neutral.
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    Being seen as someone with no original point of view.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Lack of proper undergarments.
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    I wear a lot of ugly things, probably a women's gray duster coat from Salvation Army.
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    Something easy and polished. Effortless drapery with an architectural edge, and a beautiful color.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Meryl Streep. I'd design an icy draped wrap blouse over a ball skirt with layers of sheer cutwork.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Karen Elson. I am a sucker for a redhead.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    A harmony between all of her features . . . and a kick-ass attitude doesn't hurt!
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    I have named it: Jonathan Joseph Peters.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    Lost.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    New York.
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    I'd love to design for the French, and gain perspective on the birthplace of couture.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Probably fat and annoying.
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    How are you described now?
    Ambitious, funny, difficult, witty and messy.
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    Can you describe your family?
    Older sister and brother, and a mom; my dad passed away. None of us are particularly close.
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    Do you have any pets?
    No, I have a hard enough time trying to keep myself fed and walked.
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    Do you have any nicknames?
    Jon. It's short for Jonathan.; )
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    I am easy to live with because I don't nag. I am difficult because I am messy and loud.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    Dark Lady, a gay bar named after the Cher song.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Cooking, reading, sketching . . . mostly designing all the time, though.
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    What are your favorite movies?
    Best in Show, Steel Magnolias, As Good as It Gets, Baby Mama, Knocked Up.
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    What are your favorite TV shows?
    Glee . . . that's about all I watch right now.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Thaisilks, Fashion Fabrics Club, Bitchidence and The Fairest.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Dan Savage, David and Amy Sedaris.
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    iPhone or BlackBerry?
    Neither. I use a crappy three-year-old tiny phone that barely works.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet . . . unless I'm drunk.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Cooking.
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    Beer or wine?
    Vodka.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Having a cocktail in the shower while I am getting ready to go out.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    The sound of people chewing or drinking.
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    Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
    I still think Jay McCarroll's work was brilliant.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season?
    DRAG QUEEEEEEEEEENS!!!!!!!
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back for your season?
    Menswear for a particular client.
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    Your take on team challenges?
    Collaboration can be great, but adjusting work style, time frame and taste is never comfortable.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    This is my fifth audition. I saw it as an elusive opportunity, so I pursued.

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