Christopher Collins

OUT 10/07/2010

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Christopher Collins Video Blog: Episode 14

Christopher Collins returns for a reunion with the other designers from Project Runway Season 8. In this vid...
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  • Extended Judging of Christopher Collins, Episode 11
  • Tim Critiques Christopher Collins: Episode 11
  • Under the Gunn: Episode 11
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  • Christopher Collins Video Blog: Episode 10
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  • Tim Critiques Christopher Collins: Episode 9
  • Extended Judging of Christopher Collins, Episode 8
  • Tim Critiques Christopher Collins: Episode 8
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  • Extended Judging of Christopher Collins, Episode 6
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  • Christopher Collins' Casting Session
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CHRISTOPHER'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 11: "A Look in the Line"
The designers must create three looks for Heidi's activewear line. Guest Judge: Norma Kamali. Aired October 7.
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  • QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: CHRISTOPHER'S TAKE

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    What was the first garment you ever made?
    A coat for my grandmother, a long, beige pinstripe with mandarin collar and salmon satin lining.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Classical, Lady Gaga or Jack Johnson.
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    Freshman year of college.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    Dior and Lanvin.
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    Current occupation?
    Fashion designer.
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    Can you describe past jobs you've had?
    Assistant designer (evening wear) for Tadashi and for Dina Bar-El, both in Los Angeles.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Heels.
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    What is your design training?
    I learned to sew from my mom, then true pattern and construction training in college.
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    Have you won any awards related to design?
    Senior year, won Most Creative at a student fashion show; selected for Gen Art, San Francisco, 2008.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    Vision, construction, thoughtful concept placement.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    Can get sucked into the ''little things'' or have trouble moving on.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    My grandmother, Dior and Jeanne Lanvin aesthetically, and my mom creatively.
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Silky/soft fabrics.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    A black asymmetrical jersey dress from my Fall 2010 collection.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Draping.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    Depends, but maybe lean toward patterns.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Black, neutrals or earth tones, and sunrise/sunset hues.
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    Garment not fitting right.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Ugg boots.
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    Huge, fuzzy Grizzly Bear sweater.
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Dita Von Teese.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    A cocktail dress in a neutral print with racer-back neckline.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Madonna. I'd design her jackets and coats. She has amazing shoulders and posture.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Alek Wek.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    A good walk, a smooth stride and an air about her of knowing pleasure.
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    Christopher Collins.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    A scuba instructor.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    New York.
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    Websites that feature your work, including your own site(s)?
    christophercollinscollection.com, shopgreenapple.com
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    I'd love to design for cultures in Africa, like Morocco.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Outgoing, creative.
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    How are you described now?
    Creative, busy, nice.
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    Can you describe your family?
    Very close. We like to laugh and are all very independent.
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    Marriage or kids?
    Partnered, almost 10 years. No kids.
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    Do you have any pets?
    One cat, Luccia, and two dogs, Marley and Tosh.
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    I pick up after myself. Don't like dirty dishes.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    Anywhere with my partner, JJ.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Running, outdoors activities, camping, swimming.
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    What are your favorite movies?
    True Blood, The Hangover.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    Yahoo and Google.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and David Sedaris.
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    iPhone, Android or BlackBerry?
    BlackBerry.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Cooking.
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    Favorite food?
    Rice.
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    Beer or wine?
    Wine.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    In-N-Out.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    Popping gum.
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    Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
    Austin Scarlett.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season?
    Dressing Christina Aguilera!
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back?
    Hardware store.
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    Your take on team challenges?
    Love it when it's positive and people work together. Hate them when they last a long time.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    A friend e-mailed me the application and said I should try.
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    Why are you going to win?
    Because my goal is to always design something beautiful, wearable, yet dreamy or aspirational.

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