Jesus Estrada Age: 21 Hometown: Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico
When did you realize you had designer potential?
When I started dressing Barbies.
Alexander McQueen, Dolce and Gabbana.
What is a fashion must?
A murse (men’s purse).
What is your design training?
Fashion Careers College, and a special thanks to Somsi Couture.
What’s influenced your designs over the years?
Everything grandiose. Dolce and Gabbana. Things that are dark and edgy, slightly punk.
What’s your favorite material or fabric to work with?
Organza, dupioni, silk, leather, reptile prints.
Do you prefer patterns or solids?
What are your favorite colors?
Black, gray, midnight blue. Dark colors.
Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
Jay, Austin and Gordana. She should’ve made it to Bryant Park.
Project Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season?
The Barbie challenge and the flower challenge.
Oh, kittens. That last answer makes a lot more sense once you scroll down and look at his portfolio.
How fucking cute is that little latin hobbit?
Uncle Nick is jealous that there’s someone with a smaller waist than him. And as much as we love Saint Tim, we don’t agree with his somewhat limiting “taxi cab” criterion when it comes to fashion.
Well, if they ever open Disney World Mexico, he’s sure to have a career. He’s clearly got impressive technical skills, but if he can’t get away from that Quinceanera Barbie aesthetic, Nina and Michael are going to rake him over the coals.