Saturday, August 7, 2010

Two of My Favorite Designers

One of my favorite programs on television is Project Runway.  For those of you that live in the United States, there's a sister program called Project Runway Canada.  For those of you that surf Youtube, you can find short exerpts of Project Runway Australia, Project Runway Phillipines, there's another country I can't remember that also has their version of Project Runway, all cousins to the original, lol.  Anyway, I discovered two of my favorite designers through the program.   

                      Rodney Epperson                             

                                                by Epperson 

                                                  by Epperson                                      

Rodney Epperson, who was on Project Runway season 6, was a well known designer before the show.  He's designed for Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, and also the late John F. Kennedy Jr.!  Epperson's first collection was shown in 1994, after a successful stint at designing and selling accessories to Traffic in Los Angeles, and Barney's in New York City.  The Epperson Studio in located in Brooklyn, New York.

                                             Shernett Swaby                                  

by Shernett Swaby,
 by Shernett Swaby,
Shernett Swaby, a contestant on Project Runway Canada 2007, was born in Jamaica.  Swaby studied at the International Academy of Design in Toronto, graduated in 1998, and immediately started an underwear collection for both men and women.  Her desire was to start clothing collection for women which she started when she opened her boutique in 2001 and she now has completed six collections.  Shernett moved to Chicago in 2009 to open another boutique called Shernett Swaby.  Her website is  

Project Runway season 8 is being shown in the US now.  I'm waiting impatiently for it to be shown in Canada.  Till next blog!                                                                                                                                    

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