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Age 33, New York, NY - Winner
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? A I started sketching very early, around age 7, and I think around age 10 I already knew that I would be a designer.
QFirst garment you ever made? A I used to be a professional ballroom dancer, and around age 11 I started designing costumes for myself, my partners, my friends.
QWhat's your design training/schooling? A I graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA in Fashion Design.
QHave you won any awards? A GenArt Award, "24 Hour Catwalk" grand prize winner, the Parsons Designer showcase at DEBUT, finalist in the Saga Furs Design competition, finalist of the Gap Design competition, Gene Kahn Scholarship Award.
QStrengths as a designer? A I have great construction, draping and technical skills.
QWeaknesses as a designer? A Sometimes I don't have enough patience.
QWhat have been your influences? A I am usually inspired by architecture and graphic forms and objects. My designs are clean, graphic, but comfortable at the same time. Comfort is very important to me as a designer.
QWhat's playing on your iPod while you design? A I like all kinds of music, from classical to pop. Love French music.
QFavorite material/fabric to work with? A I like to work with men's fabrics, jersey, wool and leather.
QItem you're most proud to have designed? A I have many I am proud of.
QFavorite designer(s)? A I don't really have a favorite designer, but I admire the work of Alexander McQueen.
QSketch or drape? A Depends on the situation/design. I love to drape.
QPatterns or solids? A Solids.
QFavorite colors? A Black, white, grays, metallic, navy.
QBiggest fear as a designer? A Not to achieve my goals.
QFashion must? A Right shoes and accessories.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? A People who wear unflattering clothes.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? A Why would I?!
QFavorite style icon? A Daphne Guinness, Tilda Swinton, Patricia Kaas.
QHow would you dress Michelle Obama? A Elegant suit.
QDream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her? A Daphne Guinness, Tilda Swinton, Patricia Kaas. Red carpet looks.
QFavorite super model muse? A Daria Werbowy.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... A Dmitry Sholokhov.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... A Rock star, actor.
QDream place to set up your design business? A Headquarters in NY and a boutique in every major city in the world.
QList of websites featuring your work? A dmitrysholokhov.carbonmade.com
QHow were you described as a kid? A Happy, dreamy.
QHow are you described now? A Ambitious, strong, a bit sarcastic.
QWhy are you easy or difficult to live with? A I get along with most people, but I can't live with messy people.
QFavorite hangout? A Beach.
QHobbies? A Traveling, biking, hiking.
QFavorite films/TV shows? A So many.
QFavorite books/authors? A "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde. Love to read autobiographies.
QFavorite websites? A Facebook, style.com
QOn Twitter? A @dmitrysholokhov
QiPhone, Android, or Blackberry? A iPhone.
QFavorite tweeters to follow? A Not a big follower.
QFast food or gourmet? A Gourmet!
QCooking or takeout? A Cooking.
QFavorite food(s)? A Healthy stuff: Fish, nuts, fruits and veggies.
QBeer or wine? A Wine!
QGuiltiest pleasure? A Salami, butter bean ice cream.
QBiggest pet peeve? A Small, spoiled, annoying dogs.
QHow'd you end up auditioning for PR? A My friend told me about the audition.
QFavorite PR designer? A Christian Siriano, Austin Scarlett.
QChallenge you hope they bring back? A The winning look goes on the cover of "Marie Claire."
QChallenge you hope they don't bring back? A Uniform.
QWhat's your take on team challenges? A Depends on the team, but I'm not crazy about them.
QWhat do you look for in a model? A Balanced proportions, height, individuality.
QDo you think you can win PR? A Absolutely YES!