Ever since the first season of Project Runway, I always try to look for someone whom I could relate to in terms of personality and aesthetics. It took me watching five seasons to find the right designer I could see myself into. I really love Kenley. Despite the 'villainous' character she was depicted to be... I felt her passion and pain when her designs are scrutinized... It's not always easy being unique... Either you always become the oddman out or even worse... you're gonna be accussed of "trying hard to be different".
I see her as an old soul... having much passion with vintage fashion. I really admire and appreciate her prints and her tasteful color palettes... Kenley Collins is one of the best and most promosing female fashion designer in our generation.
I tried applying for an intership with Kenley. Unfortunately of course being miles away, I forfeited my chance.
Here's few of the email excerpts we had few months back:
From: Kenley Collins
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2009 3:50:17 AM
What kind of education have you completed? Do you live in New York?
On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 3:27 AM, Tracy Dizon wrote:
Hi Kenley! Thanks for replying to my email... I studied Clothing Technology in the state University here in the Philippines. I am here in the Philippines but I have a pending US greencard...
I really look upto your designs and style kenley, I hope I could work for you even as your assistant... your fabric filer... or anything you might need of help with... I really appreciate your vision!
I have a website if you might want to see...http://punkskaprincess.multiply.com/ I currently work as a stylist and I do fashion design orders on the side... I also fashion illustrate whatever there's money to feed me I get. hehe.
From: Kenley Collins
To: Tracy Dizon
Sent: Saturday, June 13, 2009 5:51:52 AM
Subject: Re: internship
Thanks for replying, I actually have the interview process next week with girls who currently live here. Good luck with your design career.
If only I'm already in New York I could have nailed that chance! I'll still love Kenley and once I set my foot on the streets of New York, I'm going straight to Betsey Johnson then next to Kenley Collins! Go quirky gorgeous girls! Girl power!!