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Meet "Project Runway" Season 8 Designer Ivy Higa

By CaitlinBergmann Thu., Jul. 15, 2010 ,12:17 pm EDT

"Project Runway" Season 8 designer Ivy Higa was born and raised in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii — and has a kitchen full of macadamia nuts to prove it — but now represents the home team as one of this season's three New Yorkers. The Manhattanite proves during her home visit that big things (and entire fall collections) come from small apartments, and shows Tim Gunn her Transformer aesthetic and a glimpse at her dark side at her casting session.


Don't miss Ivy Higa's portfolio of past work that includes runway gowns, more convertible-chic clothing and even enviable accessories. Then, check out the designer's fashion transformation through the years, including a chunky platform-sponsored stop in the '90s, in her personal photos.