Meet Anthony Ryan Auld, "Project Runway" Season 9 designer. See a portfolio of past work, as well as videos, photos and more.
Anthony Ryan Auld

Anthony Ryan Auld

Age 28, Baton Rouge, LA - Out Episode 10

 


 
 
 
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Q&A : Anthony Ryan 's TAKE
QWhat's playing on your iPod when you're designing? ALady Gaga, Adele, everything from R&B and rap to pop and electronic.
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? AWhen I sewed a quilt one summer with my grandmother when I was young.
QFavorite designer(s)? AMarc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld.
QCurrent occupation? ARetail, until Wednesday, June 9, when I said goodbye in pursuit of bigger and better things!
QCan you describe past jobs you've had? AAll my past jobs were retail, except for my job as a paid intern at BCBG in the summer of 2010.
QWhat is a fashion must? AFor women, a great pair of high heels and a killer clutch. For men, a great printed bow or skinny tie and a dark pair of skinny or straight-legged jeans.
QWhat is your design training? AI received a Bachelor of Arts in fashion design, with a minor in business, from Louisiana State University in 2010.
QHave you won any awards related to design? AThe most prestigious award I have received was winning Best in Show at Fashion Group International's Dallas Career Day in 2010.
QWhat are your strengths as a designer? APatterns, mixing patterns and overall fabric choice.
QWhat are your weaknesses as a designer? AI'm both red-green and blue-yellow colorblind, so the way I see solid colors is a little different, and it's probably my biggest weakness in design.
QWhat's influenced your designs over the years? AIn the past, art, specifically graphics and linear things. But now it's all about a story, whether it's a historical event or my own heritage in general.
QWhat's your favorite material or fabric to work with? ANatural fabrics: cotton, hemp, bamboo, silk and wool.
QWhat's the item you're most proud of designing? AThe dress that seems to have started it all for me: a knee-length pegged dress with a ton of different striped panels all sewn together.
QDo you prefer sketching or draping? ABoth. If I had to say one over the other, I would say drape.
QDo you prefer patterns or solids? APATTERNS! I love a great print!
QWhat are your favorite colors? AAll shades of gray, cream, blues, and a warm color here and there, like a pop of yellow or rusty red.
QWhat's your biggest fear as a designer? AFor an individual not to understand my point of view or inspiration. That happens a lot, and I know not everyone will.
QWhat fashion faux pas drives you crazy? AFor girls, shiny fabrics and glittery clothes.
QWhat's the ugliest thing you've ever worn? AEwww . this full-on blue jean outfit that I redesigned.
QWho are your favorite style icons? AIf I had to pick a classic, I would say Twiggy. In today's age, I have a soft spot for the Olsen twins!
QIf you designed for the first lady, what would you design for her? AA beautiful strapless gown, possibly form-fitting, empire waist, with layers of chiffon at the bottom, in a soft print.
QWhat celebrity would you like to design for? AAngelina Jolie -- a red-carpet dress for the Oscars, or simply a traveling outfit for one of her many worldwide humanitarian projects.
QWho's your supermodel muse? AEither Kate Moss or Adriana Lima. I also love Liya Kebede!
QWhat do you look for in a model? AI look for attitude. I love using black and mixed models. Height is important, but not the most important for me.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it . . . AAnthony Ryan Auld.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be . . . AStill working in the art field. I love painting and redesigning furniture.
QDream place to set up your design business? ANew York City, Los Angeles or New Orleans.
QWebsites that feature your work, including your own site(s)? Aanthonyryanauld.tumblr.com, anthonyryanauld.blogspot.com, theadvocate.com, facebook.com/ryan auld
QAny other cultures or places you wish you could design for? AI love China's culture and fashion. That would be on my list, as well as France.
QHow were you described as a kid? AFull of personality! I was always the mischievous one. Tenderhearted and sweet, but a practical joker.
QHow are you described now? AVery driven and still the mischievous one in the bunch.
QCan you describe your family? AWe had a conservative Christian household, like many Southern families. I have a lot of fun with them and love them all dearly.
QMarriage or kids? ASingle, no kids.
QDo you have any pets? AA dog (beagle mix adopted from a shelter) named Tucker Jude Auld-Day.
QDo you have any nicknames? AMost people actually know me as Ryan, which is my middle name.
QWhy are you (or aren't you) easy to live with? AI am pretty laid-back about most things. I am, however, a stickler about how things are arranged, cleaned and done in my apartment.
QWhat's your favorite hangout back home? AMy bed.
QWhat are your hobbies besides designing? AI love movies, being outdoors and playing with my dog, sleeping in, visiting with family, shopping and hitting up the thrift store.
QWhat are your favorite movies and TV shows? AMovies: The Goonies, the Toy Story trilogy (anything Pixar, really), all the Harry Potter films, Super 8, Indiana Jones. TV: Stargate, Brothers and Sisters, Family Guy, V, Ugly Betty.
QWhat are your favorite websites? AFacebook, Twitter, eBay, Amazon, Craigslist, style.com
QYour Twitter handle? Aryanauld
QFavorite Twitter accounts? ALady Gaga, Project Runway, Adam Lambert.
QWhat are your favorite books and authors? AI don't really read that much. I did always love And Then There Were None and To Kill a Mockingbird.
QiPhone or BlackBerry? AiPhone.
QYour Twitter handle? Aryanauld
QFavorite Twitter accounts? ALady Gaga, Project Runway, Adam Lambert.
QFast food or gourmet? AProbably fast food!
QCooking or takeout? ACooking.
QFavorite food? AGumbo, jambalaya, pizza, hamburger steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes.
QBeer or wine? ABeer.
QGuiltiest pleasure? ASale racks!
QBiggest pet peeve? ACockiness and overconfidence, and people who think they know what they're talking about but don't have a damn clue.
QFavorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway? AChristian Siriano.
QProject Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season? AThe fabric design challenge.
QProject Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back for your season? AThe plus-size challenge, just because I don't have much experience with plus-size fashion.
QYour take on team challenges ... love them or hate them? AHate them. Great for TV but not necessarily design-wise.
QHow did you end up auditioning for Project Runway? AI stalked the website until the post came up about casting. I had auditioned for Season 8.
QWhy do you think you will win Project Runway? AI feel like I have the ability to bridge the gap between wearable clothing and beautiful and/or edgy runway fashion.