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n1527660078_30094836_8072As I headed off to New York I thought about who I'd like to meet there, in the 'City that Never Sleeps'. One of the people I fancied meeting was Amanda Lepore because I think she is famous enough, not to mention interesting enough to draw your attention to this whole new story entitled URBANLOOK. I was under the impression that it would be a mission impossible, BUT….. as lady luck would have it I stumbled across Jose Duran who is Lepore's designer, and via him I managed to get to her. n756213880_1393317_30Duran's is a tale about a young man who hails from the Dominican Republic; a young man who spent a long time in New York and who is on the verge of achieving great success. His spontaneity, laughter, attitude and down-to-earth demeanor are all essential in the world of fashion while his collections, which can be seen at www.joseduran.net , force you to think deeper and, of course, make you wish to possess some of the items in the collection. He is a designer who, according to the New York fashion scene, has a very promising future. I paid a visit to his Bronx studio where we sat down and spoke.

Jose Duran for Amanda LeporeKada sam kretao ka New Yorku, razmišljao sam o tome koga bih voleo da upoznam, jedna od tih osoba bila je Amanda Lepore, jer sam mislio da je dovoljno poznata i interesantna da bi mogla da privuče vašu pažnju u celoj novoj priči zvanoj URBANLOOK.Jose Duran Mislio sam da je nemoguće ali eto sreća ipak prati one koji jako žele pa sam tako  prvo naleteo na Jose Durana, koji je njen dizajner a i preko njega došao do nje.
Ovo je mala priča o momku koji dolazi iz Dominikanske Republike , koji je već dugo u New Yorku i pred kojim je  veliki uspeh.Njegova spontanost, osmeh, stav, nenadmenost su nešto što je potrebno modnoj sceni, njegove kolekcije koje možete videti na www.joseduran.net teraju vas na razmišljanje i naravno stvaraju želju da posedujete bar neki komad. On je dizajner kome  njujorška modna scena prognozira lepu budućnost.Posetio sam njegov atelje u Bronxu i evo prenosim vam delić razgovora sa njim.

  1. When did you start designing and what was the first thing you created?
    I did my first fashion event at a gallery in chelsea, it was a dayview for my line. had a group of artist take pictures of my clothes and had them on the gallery. the inspiration for that event was flamenco and spanish culture.
  2. Why did you choose New York in particular instead of some European fashion centre?
    I moved to nyc 13 years ago, i love the culture and the people in this beautiful city. in a couple of weeks i will be moving to paris, my clothes are more art tehn ready to wear i think people in europa are willing to welcome new ideas in the fashion industry.
  3. How would you describe your fashion style when it comes to the question of design?
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    My fashion style is very intersting, i always looking for new cuts and new shapes. i get inspired by things i see in the street non beutiful things and interting stories back in history
  4. Where do you find your inspiration?Your spring 2009 collection is very chique. How and how long did you work on it for?
    For my spring 09 i wanted to make ladies look beautiful and fresh, full of life. i was inspired by the way women feel when they have breast cancer, amputated legs and arms. i wanted to make them feel that life was not fish if they have those problems
  5. Who is your favourite designer and why?
    My favorite designer is Alexander Mcqueen . i love the way he takes fashion to the next level.
  6. At which Fashion Week would you most like to present your collection?
    I always show in ny i would to one day show in bryant park here in ny, i would like to show my design to a bigger audience.
  7. In which magazine would you like your clothing pieces to appear?
    every designer dreams on been feature in vogue i would love to be in it one day but i love art/fashion magazines .
  8. What do you consider to be 'trendy'?
  9. I never really look for trends i just follow my thoughts about what new and whats not. thats why i love been an avant-gard fashion designer, i can just desing new styles and not really fallow new trends in the industry.
  10. How did you meet Amanda Lepore and what's it like working with her?n66400219_31120972_5354
    I met amanda a couple of years ago, she ask me to design her an outfit for radio city music hall, it is the best piece i have ever created. it is an amazing corset with amazing shapes and cuts.
  11. Has working for her helped make you famous?
    working for amanda has help very much, lot of people know because of her.
    I would love to dress grace jones, i love her way of thinking and her attitude. she inspired me a great deal for my new collection.
  12. Fashion trends for men and women in 2009?
    for spring 09 the look for jose duran is very romantic with floral prints and amazing cuts and shapes
  13. Are you happy with NYC?
    I love been in ny is the best place for young people that are full of energy


Jose Duran1.Kada si počeo sa dizajniranjem i koja je prva stvar koju si kreirao?
Moj prvi modni event je bio u galeriji u Čelsiju…bilo je jako davno.
Grupa umetnika je fotografisala odecu i poslala ih
galeriji. Inspiracija mi je bila flamenko i španska kultura.
2.Zašto si odabrao New York za život i rad a ne neki evropski modni centar?
U New York sam došao sa 13 godina. Volim kulturu i ljude u ovom divnom gradu. Za nekoliko nedelja selim se u Pariz.
Moja odeća je više art nego što je nosiva. Smatram da su ljudi u Evropi spremniji da prihvate nove ideje u modnoj industriji.

n1527660078_30015584_54133.Kako bi opisao tvoj modni stil kada je u pitanju dizajniranje?
Moj modni stil je veoma zanimljiv. Uvek tražim nove krojeve i oblike.
Inspirišu me stvari koje vidim na ulici, one stvari koje nisu lepe i neke istorijske priče.

5.Gde nalaziš inspiraciju?
U prolećnoj kolekciju želim da žene izgledaju lepo i sveže, da budu pune života.
Inspirisale su me žene koje su obolele od    kancera, kojima su amputirane noge I ruke.
Bez obzira što imaju te probleme , njihov život ne treba nikako da bude završen.

6. Koji je tvoj omiljeni dizajner i zašto?
Omiljeni dizajner mi je Alexander McQueen. Dopada mi se kako podiže modu na viši nivo.
7.Na kojem Fsahion weeku bi prvo voleo da predstaviš svoju kolekciju?
Uvek pokazujem u NY. Voleo bih  da ovde u Bryant parku prikažem kolekciju širem auditorijumu.
dsc072858.U kom magazinu bi voleo da se pojave tvoji komadi odeće?
Svaki dizajner sanja da se pojavi u magazinu Vogue. Voleo bih da se to desi I meni.Obožavam art I modne magazine.
9.Šta je trend za tebe?
Nikada nisam išao za trendom…samo pratim sopstvene misli o tome šta je novo a šta ne.
Zato i volim što sam avantgardni    dizajner…imam mogućnost da pravim nove stilove a ne da pratim trendove u industriji.
10.Kako si upoznao Amandu Lepore i kako je raditi za nju?
Upoznao sam Amandu pre par godina. Pitala me da uradim outfit za radio city music hall. To je najbolji komad odeće koji sam ikada uradio. Reč je o korsetu izuzetne forme i oblika.
n1527660078_30094827_597711.Da li ti je rad za nju pomogao da budeš poznat?
Rad sa Amandom mi je dosta pomogao i sada puno ljudi zna za mene zahvaljujuci njoj.
Voleo bih da obučem Grace Jones, volim njen način razmišljanja i stav. Inspiracija za moju novu kolekciju.

12.Trend za muškarca i ženu za 2009?
Prolećni look 09 za Jose Durana je veoma romantičan sa cvetnim printom, sjajnih formi i krojeva.
13.Da li si sretan u NYC'ju?
Volim da budem u NY jer je najbolje mesto za mlade ljude pune energije.