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Mychael Knight

Atlanta, GA, Season 3
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Bring us up to speed!

Since my season of "Project Runway," I have done commission work for companies likes Starbucks, Nike, and Coca-Cola. I also designed a line of designer, fine jewelry; launched my unisex fragrance, "Majk"; dressed and designed custom garments for celebrities such a Jennifer Hudson, Khloe Kardashian and and Toni Braxton, as well as designed for my own fashion label, Mychael Knight.

 

What garment from your season of "Runway" do fans compliment you on the most?

That's a no-brainer: The hot pink halter and hot pants from the "Icon Challenge." Fans absolutely love that look! It was fun to create. I've always idolized Pam Grier, who inspired the look. 

 

What do you think you are best remembered for from your season?

I am best remembered for being the drama-free nice guy who was serious about his craft.

 

Who has been your favorite client to design for?

My favorite clients to design for are everyday women. They are so inspiring, and I learn so much from them about how a modern woman wants to dress. They've been really vital in shaping my brand.

 

What celebrities would you love to dress?

I would love to dress Kerry Washington, Angelina Jolie, Keke Palmer and Christina Hendricks.

 

What are your strengths as a designer at this point in your career?

My strengths as a designers are my understanding of cut and fit. I worked hard for many years to perfect them. They're both trademarks of my design aesthetic. My weakness is my obsession with cut and fit! I tend to get completely wrapped up making sure both are amazing. Sometimes you just have to let the fabric tell you what it wants to be.

 

How has your design aesthetic changed since your time on the show, if at all?

I am a lot more experimental now. Being on the show is about not only meeting the challenge, but also meeting the challenge with a fresh approach. I am now very adventurous because of it.

 

What are your favorite pieces/staple items in your closet?

My favorite staples in my closet are jackets. I think they are an amazing piece to change the look and feel of an ensemble.

 

Which fashion rule do you think is begging to be broken?

The mixing of neutrals. I love wearing black and brown or navy and brown together. I think it looks really modern and slick.

 

How do you choose what to pack for "All Stars"?

I honestly just packed as if I was going to a fashion show. Wait…I AM going to a "fashion" "show." 

 

What "Project Runway" challenges do you think are the best and worst of all time?

The best "Project Runway" challenges of all time are the unconventional challenges. The worst…the unconventional challenges. Both for the same reason: They're so bad they're good!

 

Who is your favorite fellow "Project Runway" designer from any season?

My favorite designers from "Project Runway," past and present, are Korto, Rami, and Uli, all because they're just so damn good. Period.

 

What goes through your head when you see yourself on television?

I change the channel.

 

What is the one thing fans still would be surprised to find out about you?

That I was once a choreographer and a barber.

 

What makes you All-Star material?

What makes me an all-star is not only that I was very successful on my seaso of "Project Runway," but I've been quite successful after. It's about seizing the opportunity and making the best of it. I feel that I did and still am. 

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