April Johnston

OUT 10/14/2010

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April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 14

April Johnston returns for a reunion with the other designers from Project Runway Season 8. In this video bl...
  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 14
  • Exiting Designer's Retrospective, Episode 12
  • Under the Gunn: Episode 12
  • Extended Judging of April Johnston, Episode 12
  • Exiting Designer's Best Moments, Episode 12
  • Tim Critiques April Johnston: Episode 12
  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 12
  • Exit Interview: Episode 12
  • Extended Judging of April Johnston, Episode 11
  • Tim Critiques April Johnston: Episode 11
  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 11
  • Extended Judging of April Johnston, Episode 10
  • Tim Critiques April Johnston: Episode 10
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  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 9
  • Tim Critiques April Johnston: Episode 9
  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 8
  • Tim Critiques April Johnston: Episode 8
  • Extended Judging of April Johnston, Episode 7
  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 7
  • Tim Critiques April Johnston: Episode 7
  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 6
  • Tim Critiques April Johnston: Episode 6
  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 5
  • Tim Critiques Military/Lace, Part 2: Episode 5
  • Tim Critiques April Johnston: Episode 4
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  • Tim Critiques April Johnston: Episode 3
  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 3
  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 2
  • Extended Judging of April Johnston, Episode 1
  • April Johnston Video Blog: Episode 1
  • Tim Critiques April Johnston: Episode 1
  • April Johnston's Closet Tour
  • April Johnston's Home Visit
  • April Johnston's Casting Session
APRIL'S DESIGN IN EPISODE 12: "We're in a New York State of Mind"
The designers must create a look inspired by New York City. Guest Judge: Christian Siriano. Aired October 14.
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    What was the first garment you ever made?
    My prom dress.
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    What is your music of choice when designing?
    Caspa and Rusko, dub step techno or A Perfect Circle. |
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    When did you realize you had designer potential?
    In high school, when I made my prom dress and artistically painted and decorated my room.
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    Favorite designer(s)?
    Alexander McQueen, John Galliano.
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    Current occupation?
    Just graduated from college.
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    What is a fashion must?
    Blazers, blazers, blazers!!!
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    What is your design training?
    A bachelor's degree in fashion design from SCAD.
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    Have you won any awards related to design?
    I was accepted to show at the 2010 SCAD fashion show.
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    What are your strengths as a designer?
    I can illustrate a beautiful sketch and bring it to life as a garment.
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    What are your weaknesses as a designer?
    I don't think I have one.
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    What's influenced your designs over the years?
    The decayed beauty of abandoned asylums, or morgues. My manifesto is to ''destroy, to create.''
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    What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
    Canvas and tuxedo silk, anything that holds structure well, nice wovens.
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    What's the item you're most proud of designing?
    Senior collection coat dress.
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    Do you prefer sketching or draping?
    Sketching.
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    Do you prefer patterns or solids?
    I like both, but I have to choose solids.
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    What are your favorite colors?
    Black, gray, turquoise.
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    What's your biggest fear as a designer?
    Failing at making the client happy.
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    What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
    Socks with sandals. I mean, what the hell is going through people's heads when they do this?!
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    What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
    Crocs, but I need them for camping.
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    Who are your favorite style icons?
    Lady Gaga and Santogold.
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    How would you dress first lady Michelle Obama?
    A futuristic blazer and pencil skirt.
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    What celebrity would you like to design for?
    Lady Gaga. I would make her a jumpsuit.
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    Who's your supermodel muse?
    Laura Stone.
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    What do you look for in a model?
    A strong jawline and a fierce face with strong features.
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    If you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
    Dumpster Lunch or Miss April.
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    If you weren't designing, you'd be . . .
    A fashion illustrator.
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    Dream place to set up your design business?
    Paris.
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    Websites that feature your work, including your own site(s)?
    coroflot.com/missaprilchristine
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    Any other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
    European.
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    How were you described as a kid?
    Too much energy, goofy, funny, ambitious, outgoing, loud, talkative and obnoxious.
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    How are you described now?
    The same, but with a lot of responsibility. Haha!
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    Can you describe your family?
    A lot of fun. We like to go camping, 4-wheeling and enjoying the adventuresome outdoors.
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    Do you have any pets?
    Jezel and Ava.
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    Do you have any nicknames?
    Ape Dawg. I don't know who came up with it, but it has stuck since elementary school!
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    Why are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
    I am very clean, neat, organized. I like to cook, and I am social.
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    What's your favorite hangout back home?
    The porch.
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    What are your hobbies besides designing?
    Camping, mountain biking, hiking, 4-wheeling, swimming, the beach, running, smiling!
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    What are your favorite movies?
    Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton, Sweeney Todd, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
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    What are your favorite TV shows?
    The City, Deadliest Catch.
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    What are your favorite books and authors?
    I don't read.
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    What are your favorite websites?
    wwd.com, flickr.com
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    iPhone, Android or BlackBerry?
    Android.
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    Fast food or gourmet?
    Gourmet.
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    Cooking or takeout?
    Cooking.
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    Favorite food?
    Ketchup, sushi, Lancasters BBQ, cheeseburgers.
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    Beer or wine?
    Wine.
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    Guiltiest pleasure?
    Unnecessary shopping.
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    Biggest pet peeve?
    Ignorance and laziness!
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    Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
    Christian Siriano, Seth Aaron Henderson, Ben Chmura.
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    Project Runway challenge you wish they'd bring back for your season?
    The hardware store challenge.
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    Project Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back?
    The Campbell's Soup challenge.
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    Your take on team challenges . . . love them?
    They are OK. I work well with people, but some people don't.
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    How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
    I received an e-mail saying I should try out, and I did!
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    Why are you going to win?
    I am the most creative, young, motivated, always ready to take on challenges and make them my own.

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