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Jonathan Joseph Peters

Storytelling on the Runway

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“My work is quite experimental,” says Jonathan Joseph Peters. “I take chances on colors, textile combinations and processing my fabrics.” Jonathan, who finished in the top six on season seven of Project Runway and is now the creative director and vice president of brand development for StyleWeek, has been sewing all his life. “My mother taught me the mechanics of sewing,” he explains, “and my curiosity was piqued. I became fascinated with the geometry associated with apparel design – the way shapes fit together to create certain silhouettes and to tell a story.” His Spring/Summer 2013 collection, he says, “began with an obsession over an organic floral print I found while fabric shopping. From there was born a color story centered on the more youthful and humorous colors in the print.” Expect to see lots of aqua and saffron yellow punctuating his street wear and layered swimsuit looks on the runway. “Regardless of season or trend, there is always romance in my work, with a healthy dose of sense of humor,” Jonathan says. “I would like to thank Redken for generously sponsoring my collection, Rosanna Ortiz Sinel for being an undying support to my creative career, and all my friends, family and StyleWeek family for putting up with my shenanigans.” Jonathan Joseph Peters will be presenting at 9pm on Friday, August 31 at the Providence Biltmore.

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