Cast Blog: #PROJECTRUNWAY

Joe: Straight Talk

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Kenley Blogs Episodes 510-514

On The Road

The Real Winner

The Final Showdown

Leanne Speaks!

Finale, Part 2

What's Next

Tim Responds To Your Comments!

Love Is In The Hair!

History Repeating Itself

Garden Of Locks

Nature Calls

Rock 'n' Runway

Rock Steady

Rock N' Runway

Suede: Rockin' Out

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Take A Bow

Transformation

Working Girl

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Best Of The Best?

Written In The Stars

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What's Your Sign?

I Saw The Sign

A Designer's Dream

Fashion Inside Out

Stella: Lovin' The Leatha

Double 0 Fashion

No Leatha, Mo' Problems

Making The Most Of It

The Fashion That Drives You

A Softer Edge

Fasten Your Seat Belts

Show Some Love

It's All An Illusion

Daniel: Oy Gevalt!

Good Queen Fun

Drama, Drama, Drama!

Joe: All Aboard!

RuPaul: A Drag Race

Reality Out The Window

Joe: Straight Talk

Joe Faris give his side from the Transformation challenge.

Bravotv.com: How was it working with your client/her mother?
My client was fine to work with. It was little difficult in that Laura (the daughter) didn't really have too much input so I was taking direction from her mother. Her mother and I came up with the look and I wasn't really sure if Laura liked it or not until everything was finished. She said she actually liked the outfit.

Bravotv.com: The judges' biggest problem seemed to be the cliché factor -- did you think this was an issue? I really wasn't looking at it that way. The challenge was to re-invent a college-aged woman to enter the working world. I truly thought I had achieved that. Cliché aside I think I just followed the challenge too literally.

Bravotv.com: If you could redo your design, what would you change? Would you?
I would have taken more time to finish the blazer better, like putting the lining in by hand instead of machine and maybe I would add some denim somewhere.

Bravotv.com: What did you think of the other designers' looks?
I really didn't think much of anyone else's designs. They were all comparatively uninspiring to me.

Bravotv.com: What are you up to now?
I have resumed my Senior Design post at Schott NYC, working on our fall collection, as well as a Joe Faris collection to be ready by Jan. 2009.

Bravotv.com: Even though you are not a finalist, you still showed your collection at Bryant Park last week -- can you talk a bit about that experience?
That was truly the prize for me -- that's every designer's dream. I was so ecstatic to be able to be a part of that. I created the collection that I wanted to create, and it was amazing to see it go down the runway in the big Tent, with great-looking models and they really like the clothes. My wife, two daughters, and my family were there, It was such high energy, it took two days to come down.

Bravotv.com: You were commonly referred to as the only straight guy on the show -- is that ever a stigma for you -- being a straight male designer?
Gay, straight, purple -- it doesn't matter to me. Fashion is a big industry -- being straight was never a stigma to me. Yes I design from a straight male perspective -- that is who I am. Like it or not, I don't really care. My designs are edgy and sexy. I design jeans, leather jackets, and clothing that people can wear. My portfolio was never shown in the first episode so no one really knows who I am as a designer. You can check out my site HERE. I am mainly a menswear designer and I design jeans and sportswear. I never really made a dress before coming onto Project Runway. This was a great opportunity for me to express myself in design areas I never had before.