You Know Me !
A Profile of ALTHEA HARPER
1: How do we know you?
I am a fashion designer in the city and I have had my own line for the past year. I have shown consistently for the past three seasons in New York fashion week. I also was a finalist on season 6 of Project Runway.
2: What is your latest project?
I have just shown my Fall 2011 collection during New York fashion week.
3: Where are you living?
I live in Tribeca in NYC and in New Haven, CT, with my fiance who is a resident at Yale there.
4: What don’t we know about you?
We hand design all our own prints! Our line is very conceptual and we take a lot of time to really get inspired to have a strong collection.
5: What is your favorite travel destination?
I love Scotland and South of France. I have a lot of Scottish blood so I love being in the beautiful hills and exploring the castles in Scotland, but you can’t beat laying out in Nice.
6: What inspires you?
I can get inspired by anything! This season was inspired by old movie posters from the 40′s, 50′s and 60′s, last season it was soundwaves and the season before was the Futurism movement!
7: If not yourself, who would you be?
I like being myself, but if I HAD to pick I would say Beyonce–that girl has it all!!
8: What book is your bible?
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, I think it is a must read for any creative!
9: What is your favorite word?
Hahaha–Ashley–both my assistant and stylist that I work closely with are named Ashley and so I am forever writing it or saying it!
10: Who is your biggest hero?
My biggest hero is anyone who puts themselves on the line to produce something that they really believe in and are passionate about. I am learning more everyday the intensity of how hard that can be.
11: How would you define success?
Being the best person that you can be every day. Having healthy relationships in all different avenues and working your hardest on something that you believe in!
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My passion for my career and my family and friends!
Althea Harper is a fashion designer and entrepreneur who manages her own fashion line, ALTHEA HARPER. She has shown consistently for the past three seasons in New York fashion week. She was also a finalist on season 6 of Project Runway.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Photography Courtesy of Althea Harper
Design by Christopher Favale