James-Paul from The Fashion Show

I was catching up on re-runs of Bravo TV’s The Fashion Show and noticed James-Paul’s very consistent style.

Inspired by the 1920’s Bauhaus movement, James-Paul applies geometric shapes in his designs. He is currently working at Vivienne Westwood studios. His unique approach and perspective can be attributed to his foundation and background. After earning his associates degree at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, James-Paul attended London South Bank University and American Intercontinental University, London, for his Bachelor Degree in Women’s Wear.

“Inspired by where I came from, a poor immigrant from a post-colonialist country; coming to America who had colonized it and moving to England, believing I was American. The clothes I create are centred within how ethnicities are shaped within the Western and Westernized societies,” said James-Paul.

James-Paul’s style throughout the entire show demonstrated a consistent vision. His signature imagery and artistic concept was strong and coherent, leading up to his finale collection. Although he came in third, his collection stood out from the rest simply because it is not mainstream. With still a long way ahead of him, I’ll be interested to see how his vision evolve and grow. Hope to hear about him soon.

X Sybil

(Images from Project RunGay)

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