BEN CHMURA

February 2012

1: How do we know you?

I’m a designer who was on Project Runway Season 7 and featured in PMc Magazine in 2011.

2: What is your latest project?

My new F/W’12 collection: NIBIRU. I just debuted it at closing night of StyleWeek Providence on Jan. 28th.

3: Where are you living?

Greenpoint.

4: What don’t we know about you?

I have any unhealthy obsession with fried food.

5: What is your favorite travel destination?

I don’t have a favorite, but I’ve been to Bangalore, India and San Pedro Sula, Honduras this past year and loved both places.

6: What inspires you?

Sci-fi/comic art/music/literature and film. Basically other creative mediums with a twist of scientific elements.

7: If not yourself, who would you be?

Janelle Monae–love her style and concept for her albums. I think she is a genius.

8: What book is your bible?

A Wrinkle in Time.

9: What is your favorite word?

Cerebral–a simple word with complexity behind it.

10: Who is your biggest hero?

Nicolas Ghesquiere.

11: How would you define success?

Laying in bed at night and not being able to sleep because of all the ideas running through my head for the next collection–if the imagination isn’t dead then that’s success.

12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?

Q: Boxers or Briefs?

A: Briefs

Ben Chmura is a designer who was on the 7th Season of Project Runway.  Originally from South Meriden, CT, Ben worked in Florida for a while.  He is currently working on a new line and living in New York City.

LINKS:

Ben Chmura’s Official Site

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Questions by PMc Magazine

Edited by Tyler Malone

Photography by Eli Schmidt, Courtesy of Ben Chmura

Design by Jillian Mercado


Caption:

Ben Chmura, Photography by Eli Schmidt

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