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Project Runway Season 6: Meet Mitchell Hall

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Mitchell Hall
Age: 26
Birthplace: Melbourne, FL
Current Home: Savannah, GA
Favorite Designer: Valentino
Style Icon: Tom Ford
Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Austin Scarlett, Season 1

At a young age, Mitchell’s talent for fashion design was clear, as he often found himself sketching gowns for Disney princesses. He went from working at The Gap in high school to studying fashion design at Savannah College of Art and Design. The first garment he ever made was a skirt for his introduction to sewing class in college. Mitchell is currently the creative director for three contemporary women’s boutiques, including a Vera Wang Bridal Salon.

Why he’ll win?
Mitchell believes he will win with his use of high-end fabrics and his keen eye for contemporary women’s fashion, coupled with his ability to work well under pressure. He also enjoys the rush of competition!

Tim Gunn: "Mitchell looks like he just stepped out of Gossip Girl and I think that's who he'd like to design for."

TimSpeak: "I want to go there."






Geez, Zoe, we know he's cute but keep your pants on, willya?


Designs:


There's not a lot to go on here. He's very trendy and modern, so that's a point in his favor. He's also adorable, so that's another thing going for him. But not working in colors? Ever? Oh, kitten. Nina is SO going to have a problem with that. Personality-wise, the boy needs to switch to decaf. This is definitely a competition that requires high energy, but sometimes designers have problems directing that energy to work for them instead of against them.

Tim Gunn's Quotes: Meet Project Runway's Newest Designers! [People]
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40 comments:

Can't comment. Too busy drooling over Mychael.


I just want him to sit his meaty ass on my face.

...Can we arrange that?


He's cute :)


Gosh Color Blind - scares me in a fashion designer.

Although from what we can see, ANOTHER one with potential.

His PR fav being Austin and his work tied to Vera Wang sound good. But he likes working with quality fabrics, which could make some of the challenges, well challenging. (I doubt quality fabrics include food, car parts, wrappers, etc


Those clothes are so blah that I hope the windows were shut during that photo shoot.


My alma mater!


I dunno about this one... I find what little we've seen from him to be boring... And the fact he doesn't work with color... ever... makes me not like him some more.. I like color...


I don't understand people not doing color. Fine if you only wear black or whatever but you have to think about your customers.


"Mitchell is currently the creative director for three contemporary women’s boutiques, including a Vera Wang Bridal Salon."


That's interesting.


On a side note, ewww about the all too graphic comments.


He could be Tom's younger brother, don't you think? Cute!


Oh, this one's a finalist!


I think he'll do well designing for Lindsay Lohan and the like, plus he's cute, of course. I don't know why but I have a felling Heidi will like him.


Not enough garments shown to know if it's a fluke or not - but I LOVE what is shown. Possibly because of the emphasis on the gorgeous fabrics. Or the 70's vibe that was imprinted on me in my youth.

Of course that may not be an asset on PR, where the challenges rarely revolve around using gorgeous fabric. Plus, red/green color blind?! He may bore Nina.

He's not obnoxious in his interviews, unlike a number of the contestants. Dresses in a near-Baryshnikov manner(70's again!) of which I approve, though otherwise rings none of my bells.


Isabella on 8/17/09 at 3:09 PM said..."I don't understand people not doing color. Fine if you only wear black or whatever but you have to think about your customers."

Mitchell Hall stated in his audition interview that he was red-green color blind. I think color blindness explains the lack fr color in his original designs.

TampaBay


Agreeing with FormerAnon about the 70's vibe. I could see Bianca Jagger as a client (back then). It is a puzzlingly small portfolio. I don't see the Gossip Girl .


His designs do seem to be very much the style right now, but there's just not enough to really form an opinion. And I guess I don't find him as cute as everyone else seems to.


winninghamster

Do not list working at the Gap as fashion experience!


Is it just me or does Mitchell look like a younger and less fab Tom?

Suz


The few designs in his portfolio remind me a bit of Malan or a less-ornate Austin.

Who was the guy who self-destructed one season because he had to use synthetics? Even without the gimmick challenges, the designers have budget constraints to deal with. That could trip up this guy if he can't adjust.


"TampaBay said...
Mitchell Hall stated in his audition interview that he was red-green color blind. I think color blindness explains the lack fr color in his original designs."

Let me just say that I am also red-green color blind. That is no excuse whatsoever for not using color. I can see most colors perfectly and have never had a problem choosing colors that matched. Red-green color blindness doesn't mean that he can't see colors so to me there is no excuse


Is his color-blindness such a problem? I mean, on the show it could be, but there are ppl who do wear just black and white and there are lots of ppl that buy black and white items even if it's not their entire wardrobe (I mean, White House Black Market, right?) If he came up with designs that had nice construction and detailing, someone could do some color swaps for him to expand the product, no?


Methinks the whole use of only neutral colors and the pointed remarks that he's red/green color blind are to point to the 'WOW' remarks he'll get in the 4th or 5th week when he does a dress in red. The judges will fall all over themselves, even remark that the shade of red is all wrong but wow! you can't see it, so we are so PROUD of you!

Ick. I just see it coming, like how they had to mention every week that Marlee Matlin couldn't hear and Heather Mills had only one leg when they were on Dancing With the Stars.


Haha, Stephanie, good point. Although if he plotted it that way or even had it vaguely in mind and they did react like that, well, I wouldn't blame him, I'd blame the judges for being lame.


Ellen M said:
Who was the guy who self-destructed one season because he had to use synthetics? Even without the gimmick challenges, the designers have budget constraints to deal with. That could trip up this guy if he can't adjust.

I also wonder about that; claiming your use of high-end fabrics as a design asset: a) whoop dee damn doo, so does pretty much every other contestant, and b) makes me think he's gonna be snobby and inflexible to the point where I'm yelling at the TV "Have you ever seen the show?"

I would like to see him get into a fight with the judges over some Keith-not-making-an-outfit-for-the-dog-esque challenge detail. That's always fun.


I hope the red blind colorblindness isn't an excuse to not try too hard. My cousin is red/green color blind. He says those shades look like brown to him but he can see everything else fine. It is not like he (they) see the world in black and white only.


All white? Oh no, anal annie. Just no.


Ellen M said...
The few designs in his portfolio remind me a bit of Malan or a less-ornate Austin.



I thought the same thing. very simple and sophisticated.


I LOVE HIM!!!!
He was at my mall 2 weeks ago!


I wish I had seen more of his work, but I do like these three pieces. They're sexy and sleek and radiate chic.


He reminds me of a quieter Mario Cantone.


It's too bad he doesn't work in color, since I know colorblind people whose colorblindness is an asset more than a detriment. They often have this penchant for awesome and unpredictable color schemes.

An easy way to make colors go together is to mix them with a common color... if you have a blue-green it goes well with its muted opposite color, red-orange.
Voila: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FW86_jO7k_A/RlQ7h_iw6HI/AAAAAAAAIiI/-5hpPQSUp1s/s1600-h/KaraJanxCollection_12.jpg

What I think colorblindness might do for some people is eliminate the reds and greens to reveal the other colors within them, whether they be yellows or blues.

Hence a purple and a green that share the same amount of blue pigment will look like a similar blue color to the colorblind person, and they will match.

I guess it's sort of serendipity.


Colorblindness runs in my family (luckily, I dodged the bullet) so I sort of get the "no color" thing. Because coordinating colors is so difficult for them, my brothers refuse to wear anything that they can't see correctly. They still manage to have varied wardrobes using black, blues, browns, and golds. They also have wives to help them pick things out.

Mitchell has opted for the all-white route, which hints at a possible lack of confidence and/or unwillingness to accept help.


Looks like Tom!


I think the colorblindness can be a source of some high comedy, here.

Picture it: Summer 2008

At "LA" Mood:

Mitchell picks up a piece of green felt

Mitchell: Hey Johnny, what color is this?

Johnny S: (Looks at felt, smirks) Purple

Mitchell (thinking): Great! My Grimace Costume is gonna ROCK!


Anonymous said: "I think the colorblindness can be a source of some high comedy, here."

Welcome to my childhood. Easter egg hunts, Monopoly, Twister, and Sorry were way more fun for me.


Can't wait to see what happens with (Anthony) Mitchell Hall.


I loved loved what you put out for the pregnancy challenge. The shorts might have been poorly sewen, But I couldn't see that! I loved how cute the whole look came together. I would wear it any day.


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