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April Johnston

April Johnston

Age 22, Savannah, GA - Out Episode 4
  • Extended Judging of April Johnston, Episode 4
  • Exit Interview: Episode 4
  • Extended Judging of April Johnston, Episode 2
  • April Johnston's Casting Session
  • April Johnston's Closet Tour
  • April Johnston's Home Visit
  • Exiting Designer's Retrospective, Episode 12
  • Exiting Designer's Best Moments, Episode 12
  • "Project Runway All Stars" Preview

Q&A April's Take

QWhat have you been up to since your time on Project Runway? A I have created my clothing company, entitled ''Mangled Courtesan,'' which consists of one-of-a-kind garments that are inspired by my dark and Gothic romantic aesthetic. My April Johnston for Project Runway fabric line can be found at Jo-Ann stores nationwide. I also showed my latest collection, MOTH, at Charleston Fashion Week in March 2010.
QWhat garment from your season of ''Runway'' do fans compliment you on the most to this day? A Most everyone I meet loved my design and fabric I created for the print challenge.
QWhat do you think you are best remembered for from your season? A Nearly everyone I meet seems to think that I was the most straightforward and down-to-earth contestant on my season.
QFavorite client? A There are a few Southern ladies in Savannah who really love my work, and I love designing for them.
QWhat celebrities would you love to dress? A I am working on getting Florence Welch and Lady Gaga as clients very soon.
QWhat are your strengths as a designer at this point in your career? Any weaknesses you're still working on? A My strengths are my point of view and my ability to collaborate with a client. I believe that everyone has room to grow and develop; I mean, come on, I'm 22 years old and I have come this far. I still have a lot of time to grow.
QHow has your design aesthetic changed since your time on the show, if at all? A My design aesthetic has not changed at all. I love experimenting but at the same time staying true to who I am.
QWhat are your favorite pieces and staple items in your closet? A My favorite items in my closet are my obnoxious sequin dresses that my fiance hates, and my vintage fur coats.
QWhich fashion rule do you think is begging to be broken? A UGHH, the whole ''Don't wear white to a wedding'' and ''Don't wear white after Labor Day.'' That's just preposterous! I'm designing a gown that is all black for my wedding. Ahhh, I love breaking the rules.
QHow do you choose what to pack for ''All Stars''? A I am making sure I dress a little nicer this time. Last time I wore a V-neck T-shirt on a cruise boat for the resort wear challenge, and that was not good. Oh, and my hair will be gray and blue; that's always fun.
QAfter being on the show, what ''Project Runway'' challenges do you think are the best and worst of all time? A I hate the speed challenges . you know, the ones where you have to design and make something in five hours? That.s just crazy. The best challenge would have to be the avant-garde challenge. It really gives me some room to have some fun and spark a little controversy.
QWho is your favorite fellow .Project Runway. designer from any season, including yours, and why? A Well, I love Mila Hermanovski as a person and as a designer. She is very well-rounded and just a creative individual. I also love Peach Carr; she is one of my dearest friends.
QWhat goes through your head when you see yourself on television? A When I see myself on TV, it.s just so surreal, but I must say I am quite entertaining.
QWhat is the one thing fans would be surprised to find out about you? A I love taxidermy and Double Stuf Oreos.
QWhat makes you All-Star material? A I am an All Star because I know what fashion stands for and I push those limits that most do not. I am only 22 years old and I have created a name for myself as a designer, and I intend to progress further and further as I evolve.