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Age 22, Chicago, IL - Out Episode 10
QDescribe your family. A"The Brady Bunch" meets "Roseanne."
QCurrent occupation? AStylist at Scotch & Soda.
QPast jobs? AServer at a pizza restaurant.
QPets? AMy Shih Tzu babies Fiona, Bella and Milly.
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? AWhen I began turning my sketches into reality.
QFirst garment you ever made? APink Santa skirts for my high school cheerleading squad.
QWhat's your design training/schooling, etc.? AThree years at Columbia College in Chicago.
QHave you won any awards for your designs/work related to design? AI recently won the Future of Chicago Fashion Award.
QStrengths as a designer? AMy strengths as a designer are my unexpected use of textiles and manipulation of the silhouette.
QWeaknesses as a designer? AMy inability to use bright colors is my weakness that I am working hard to overcome.
QWhat are your influences? ADark, ominous shapes and asymmetry have always influenced me.
QWhat's playing on your iPod when you're designing? AAnything from the Scissor Sisters and Stevie Nicks to club and house music.
QFavorite material or fabric to work with? AHeavyweight black cotton canvas.
QItem you're most proud of designing? AI have no item specifically, I am proud that I am able to follow my dream of design and make my visions reality.
QFavorite designer(s)? AVivienne Westwood, Iris Van Herpen, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens.
QSketch or drape? ADrape.
QPatterns or solids? ABoth.
QFavorite colors? ABlack.
QBiggest fear as a designer? AFailure to achieve the success I want to see for myself.
QFashion must? ALeather fitted biker jacket.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? APajamas in public.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? AEd Hardy.
QFavorite style icon? AKlaus Nomi.
QFavorite supermodel muse? APenelope Tree.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... AK N O X
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... AMiserable!
QDream place to set up your business? ALondon.
QHow were you described as a kid? AAlways outdoors.
QHow are you described by your family and friends? AAmbitious and outgoing.
QWhy do you think you're easy to live with? AI'm never home enough to tick anyone off!
QFavorite hangout? AAny bar with booty-shaking music!
QHobbies? ACreating costumes for drag queens. I'm always designing.
QFavorite movies and TV shows? AI love "Nosferatu," Bram Stoker's "Dracula," and any Lars von Trier film. I don't have cable so I don't watch TV.
QFavorite books/authors? AI love Steig Larsson's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series.
QFavorite websites? AStyle.com and WGSN.
QYour Twitter handle? A@ALEXANDERWKNOX
QFast food or gourmet? AGourmet.
QCooking or takeout? ATakeout.
QFavorite foods? AMediterranean.
QBeer or wine? AWine.
QGuiltiest pleasure? ADr. Marten's boots!
QBiggest pet peeve? APajamas in public!
QHow did you end up auditioning for PR? AOne of my professors at school forwarded me the application, and I went for it. It was my first time auditioning.
QFavorite past PR designer? AHands down, Christian Siriano!
QChallenge you wish they'd bring back? AHardware store challenge.
QChallenge you hope they don't? AThe challenge where the only materials you can use are the clothes off your back.
QYour take on team challenges: AIt all depends who is on my team, however I like the idea of being able to bounce ideas around and collaborating to make a strong look.
QWhat do you look for in a model? AWhen choosing a model, height and strong stoic facial features are crucial because it depicts the kind of woman I see in my garments.
QDo you think you can win "Project Runway"? AI know I can win "Project Runway." I’m bringing the experimental edge this season and through my vision and ambition I will be the last man standing.