I love Kara's designs because her clothes immediately jump out at me and scream "I want to wear that." In fact, I made a quick impulse buy and purchased her Kimono Dress in grey/blue (still on backorder- but coming soon). It's not cheap, but it cost me less than a pair of sevens, and the design appealed to me because I can get a lot of mileage out of it. The fabric is soft and cozy. I can be comfortable and sexy in it- wear it with a shirt underneath to work, or without for boobytime at a night event. Fusing sexy and comfortable should be every designers' aspiration for women's wear, and that's why I love this design.
Kara's Project Runway Bio
Pictures of Kara Janx's Fall Collection for Project Runway.
Catch the season finale of Project Runway this Wednesday!
Ok, so here are some questions I had for Kara:
What has the increased media attention you've gotten as a result of the show taught you about yourself?
I didn't know what to expect going into this, so it has been so interesting on so many levels, I have personally evolved, emotionally and on all levels of my design capabilities, the increased attention, has made me realize how I have grown and learnt to deal with the circumstance I am in, to take it all in my stride and really enjoy the moment. It has been so rewarding and refreshing to be received so kindly, and I feel stronger and more confident for it.
What's the funniest memory you have during Project Runway? A funny thing someone said?
There were such characters on the show, that I was completely amused by their antics, there were so many funny moments, Nick and I were always cracking up at each others outrageous behavior. Santino was a scream, Tim has the most wonderful sense of humor and the rest of the bunch kept me entertained.
What do you wish was different about the fashion world?
It's the hardest business in the world to be in, the struggle is endless. It would be nice if it were a little easier.
How would you describe your unique vision as it translates into fashion?
I think I have an innovative approach, a fun design sensibility, I am able to mix pattern, color and texture, and make it look effortless and well put together. I feel I have an innate sensibility toward urban street-wear that is feminine and flirty, but at the same sensual and sophisticated.
Are you a New Yorker? Do you enjoy busy city life?
I am a New Yorker through and through, I felt like that after 5 mins of being in the city, and I fell I have earned my keep after 8 years. I am completely addicted to the hustle and bustle of the city, it can get pretty stressful and hard at times, but for some reason, the city never lets you down, it challenges you constantly, but ultimately rewards you. I can't imagine living anywhere else. I LOVE NY!
Inspirations: movies, music, tv shows, art- what inspires you, and what do you recommend that others must check out:
I am most definitely inspired by NYC, the streets are vibrant and teeming with all sort of interesting tidbits.
I love travel, and travel when ever I get a moment, I think it's so important to experience other cultures, travels heightens my intensity for color, and textures.
My sister-in-law Maya is an incredible muse, and she never ceases to fascinate me with her unique and fabulous way of dressing...she has been such an inspiration.
I am always following the young design scene and love to see how innovative the new generation of designers is, it's interesting and important to see what our contemporaries are doing in all the arts.
I think anyone who is seeking to be a designer, it's essential to take in all things, culture,architecture, music, art, hanging out with friends, travel and love, this is what ultimately makes up who we are, and thus shapes the way we see things.......
What's up next for Kara Janx?
I have been working around the clock, I plan to persevere and move forward in the continued growth of my business. I have been so blessed to have had such great success with the Kara Janx line, and I am really striving for longevity and further successes. Ultimately I look forward to the Kara Janx empire!
What was the most irritating moment you experienced with another cast member?
Santino drove me NUTZ with those sleeves on the Jumpsuit, they were constantly falling apart, and he was constantly poking at me to put them together. The Cry and Cut scenario...well you can only imagine, I really had to bite my tongue(and cry), otherwise there would have been pandemonium.
Ok, which is your favorite: cupcakes, kittens, or lunchables?
Once you've had a Magnolia cupcake, there's no going back!!!!