Contestant #4: Jose Clark

Name: Jose Clark

Company name: I'll start with "Maclovia" for Private Ladies Couture. (So, ladies look for it in the future...

Years designing: Just one

Bio: I have a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and did that for almost eight years. I was doing well, but there was something missing, something that could make me feel satisfaction for what I do.

I started to study some graphic design, buy more art magazines and look to more design books, until one day I discovered something known as Haute Couture. Which amazed me. It was after this discovery that I decided to study fashion design, found a school to get started and got involved. I started to fall in love with this everyday until I convinced myself to go further into this type of Design.

After one year of intense study, I got accepted to do an internship in a sportswear clothing company within the Technical Design Department and got hired after some time, so I moved from the production floor to start a new career.

Maybe I've always been attracted to fashion design since my childhood. A tailor for an uncle, a seamstress aunt, and a mother who used to love fashion sketching, put a little seed in my head, I believe.

Denver celebrity you'd most like to design for? Who are they?

What inspires you? (No fair saying everything; be specific.) Don't know really. Sometimes this mix works: Music, Haute & Fabrics

Favorite Denver eatery? I love sea food. Weekends: El Camar�n Loco (or Crazy Shrimp) Special occasions: El Camar�n Loco (or Crazy Shrimp) More options? El Camar�n Loco (or Crazy Shrimp)

Favorite local boutique? Fancy Tiger

Favorite fabric? Silk chiffon

Favorite way to finish seams? Clean finish

Prints or solids? Solids

Dogs or cats? I'll go with dogs.

Kate Moss or Linda Evangelista? Linda is pretty, but doesn't have the mojo... so, Kate!!!

Favorite guilty pleasure? Pistachio ice cream... you can find it @ Super King, I mean... King Super... whatever!

Last book you read? The Persian guy

Red chili or green chile? Red -- and the hottest one

New York or L.A.? I (heart) NY

Chloe Dao or Jeffrey Sebelia? Bows to Jeffrey

Loose or tailored? Both work

Jacqueline Kennedy or Jackie Brown? Mrs. Kennedy... can you find her style similar to Audrey Hepburn in some way? They were just great.

Town or country? Town

Silk charmeuse or silk shantung? Charmeuse

Couture or ready-to-wear? C.O.U.T.U.R.E.!!!

Curvy or androgynous? Everybody is beautiful!

Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan? Send them home

Michael Kors or Zac Posen? Zac

Jeans or slacks? Jeans —and distressed

Bill Ritter or John Hickenlooper? Both are in my party, but I've heard more good things about Hickenlooper

Escalade or Prius? Escalade (does it come as a hybrid?)

Vogue or W? Vogue — French version

Favorite current couture designer? Louis Verdad. I would love to work for him. If you live in CA and know him, please let him know.

Favorite past couture designer? Christian Lacroix

Sleek or volume? Sleek

Form or function? Form. For function look @ Bags department

Favorite place to travel for inspiration? Any Retropolitan place

Favorite place to travel for fabric? I guess NY

Polkadots or camouflage? Polkamouflage... mmhh interesting, that'll be something new...

Pretty or edgy? Edgy

Heidi Klum or Tim Gunn? Where's Andre?

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