Contestant #5: Deb Henriksen
Give it up for Ms. Equillibrium, our latest victim in the road to Fashion Project Tamarac Square!
Name: Deb Henriksen
Company name: Equillibrium Clothing
Years designing: Organically all my life; as a profession, about 6 years.
Bio: Growing up in Naperville, Illinois, Deb Henriksen's interests were heavily focused on drawing and sewing, but she also spent time around Motocross and instructed skiing at a local resort. After a family trip to Keystone during her sophomore year of high school, she fell in love with the mountains and eventually moved out here to attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She's called Colorado home for the past seventeen years.
Deb worked in her field for five years but eventually gave it up to found Equillibrium Clothing. Now, she is constructing clothing that show originality, independence and ethics. From the core, for the core!
Denver celebrity you'd most like to design for?
Anyone who Loves Equillibrium! Non-discriminate of celebrity status.
Favorite Denver eatery?
Snooze & Stuebens
Favorite local boutique?
Equillibrium Boutique, Fabric Lab and Mona Lucero
Hemp, bamboo, organic cotton, recycled polyester blends... in form of jersey knit, fleece, twill, canvas, whatever! I love many textiles, but my favorites deliver for fashion with out heavy pollution and discharge during manufacturing. The options are more exciting now than ever!
Favorite way to finish seams?
This one depends on the garment being constructed and fabric used. Knits=serged edges; woven=French seam.
Prints or solids?
Dogs or cats?
Kate Moss or Linda Evangelista?
Kate all the way.
Favorite guilty pleasure?
Last book you read?
Red chili or green chile?
New York or L.A.?
Chloe Dao or Jeffrey Sebelia?
Jeffrey for sure!
Loose or tailored?
Jacqueline Kennedy or Jackie Brown?
Town or country?
Silk charmeuse or silk shantung?
Couture or ready-to-wear?
Curvy or androgynous?
Either... both shapes have things that work and things that won't. Curves can be beautiful, as can straight lines.
Paris Hilton or Lindsey Lohan?
NEITHER!!! Both equally lame.
Michael Kors or Zac Posen?
Jeans or slacks?
Bill Ritter or John Hickenlooper?
Escalade or Prius?
Vogue or W?
W (although they're Vogue, too)
Favorite current couture designer?
Favorite past couture designer?
Sleek or volume?
A healthy mix
Form or function?
Function with good form!
Favorite place to travel for inspiration?
Favorite place to travel for fabric?
Polkadots or camouflage?
Both, of course!
Pretty or edgy?
Pretty with an edgy contrast...
Heidi Klum or Tim Gunn?