Is is us, or does he look like he belongs in a Pixar movie? Favorite designer(s)?
So many. Herrera, De La Renta, Mouret, Galliano, Viktor and Rolf, Marchesa, Elie Saab.
Technically, unemployed, but I prefer independent freelance womenswear designer.
What is a fashion must?
A black skinny pant.
What is your design training?
Studied apparel design at University of Rhode Island; the rest I learned from my mom or on my own.
What’s influenced your designs over the years?
Earlier, the greats of design; now, interacting textiles and creating new techniques and fibers.
What’s your favorite material or fabric to work with?
I am on a big cotton organza kick. I have been layering with it quite a bit.
Do you prefer patterns or solids?
What are your favorite colors?
Red and yellow, although when I design it stays a bit neutral.
What fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
Lack of proper undergarments.
Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?
I still think Jay McCarroll’s work was brilliant.
BEST AUDITION VIDEO EVER:
It’s interesting that he got a fairly extensive (and totally on point) critique and they still chose him. We can see why. For one, he’s clearly got the personality for reality TV. For another:
He’s clearly got a strong point of view and the technical skill to back it up. Although granted, clothes like these can hide a myriad of technical sins, so we might be off on that. Still, it’s the kind of portfolio that makes us look forward to his attempts to make dresses out of farm equipment or pasta or whatever the crazy challenges of S7 will be.
Prediction: Total bitch, but in a really entertaining way.