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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!

Brit Coleman

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

Brit Coleman

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

Brit Coleman

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.

Brit Coleman

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

Brit Coleman

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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