Contestant #11: Alec Smith
We're almost through the full dozen designers competing in the Tamarac Square Fashion Project. Here's to Alec, who loves Jackie O and Maris the Great!
Name: Alec Smith
Company name: Aki Getsu
Years designing: 10
Bio: Alec Smith's obsession with design started when he attended Denver School of the Arts and majored in costuming and stage tech. He produced his first collection and show at thirteen. Since then, Alec has been going almost non-stop. Currently, he is working on his associate's degree at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. After graduation, he hopes to earn his bachelor's at Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion. Eventually, Alec would love to head my own design house.
Denver celebrity you'd most like to design for? Maris the Great and the Faggots of Death
What inspires you? (No fair saying everything; be specific.) All the normal things; music, movies, art, experiences I've had, etc.
Favorite Denver eatery? Sweet Basil
Favorite local boutique? Buffalo Exchange
Favorite fabric? Silk
Favorite way to finish seams? Zigzag stitch
Prints or solids? Fuck yeah, prints
Dogs or cats? Ohh cats, all the way
Kate Moss or Linda Evangelista? Miss Kate, of course
Favorite guilty pleasure? Guinness
Last book you read? Please Kill Me and House of Leaves
Red chile or green chile? Red
New York or L.A.? Osaka
Chloe Dao or Jeffrey Sebelia? Honestly, I don't have cable so I really don't know enough about either to make a decision.
Loose or tailored? Tailored
Jacqueline Kennedy or Jackie Brown? Camelot all the way.
Town or country? Town
Silk charmeuse or silk shantung? Charmeuse
Couture or ready-to-wear? Couture
Curvy or androgynous? Androgynous
Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan? Parker Posey
Michael Kors or Zac Posen? Zac Posen
Jeans or slacks? Slacks
Bill Ritter or John Hickenlooper? Hickenlooper
Escalade or Prius? Prius
Vogue or W? Vogue
Favorite current couture designer? John Galliano for Dior
Favorite past couture designer? Alexander McQueen
Sleek or volume? Volume, Volume, Volume!!
Form or function? Form!!
Favorite place to travel for inspiration? Just out, I guess
Favorite place to travel for fabric? Thrift stores
Polkadots or camouflage? Polkadots
Pretty or edgy? Edgy
Heidi Klum or Tim Gunn? Tim Gunn
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