• Alexander Knox from Project Runway Season 13
  • Amanda Valentine from Project Runway Season 13
  • Angela Sum from Project Runway Season 13
  • Carrie Sleutskaya from Project Runway Season 13
  • Char Glover from Project Runway Season 13
  • Emily Payne from Project Runway Season 13
  • Emmanuel Tobias from Project Runway Season 13
  • fade zu grau from Project Runway Season 13
  • Hernan Lander from Project Runway Season 13
  • Jefferson Musanda from Project Runway Season 13
  • Kini Zamora from Project Runway Season 13
  • Korina Emmerich from Project Runway Season 13
  • Kristine Guico from Project Runway Season 13
  • Mitchell Perry from Project Runway Season 13
  • Nzinga Knight from Project Runway Season 13
  • Samantha Plasencia from Project Runway Season 13
  • Sandhya Garg from Project Runway Season 13
  • Sean Kelly from Project Runway Season 13
  • Tim Navarro from Project Runway Season 13

Alexander Knox

22, Chicago, IL
out

Describe your family.

"The Brady Bunch" meets "Roseanne."

Current occupation?

Stylist at Scotch & Soda.

Past jobs?

Server at a pizza restaurant.

Pets?

My Shih Tzu babies Fiona, Bella and Milly.

When did you realize you had designer potential?

When I began turning my sketches into reality.

First garment you ever made?

Pink Santa skirts for my high school cheerleading squad.

What's your design training/schooling, etc.?

Three years at Columbia College in Chicago.

Have you won any awards for your designs/work related to design?

I recently won the Future of Chicago Fashion Award.

Strengths as a designer?

My strengths as a designer are my unexpected use of textiles and manipulation of the silhouette.

Weaknesses as a designer?

My inability to use bright colors is my weakness that I am working hard to overcome.

What are your influences?

Dark, ominous shapes and asymmetry have always influenced me.

What's playing on your iPod when you're designing?

Anything from the Scissor Sisters and Stevie Nicks to club and house music.

Favorite material or fabric to work with?

Heavyweight black cotton canvas.

Item you're most proud of designing?

I have no item specifically, I am proud that I am able to follow my dream of design and make my visions reality.

Favorite designer(s)?

Vivienne Westwood, Iris Van Herpen, Gareth Pugh, Rick Owens.

Sketch or drape?

Drape.

Patterns or solids?

Both.

Favorite colors?

Black.

Biggest fear as a designer?

Failure to achieve the success I want to see for myself.

Fashion must?

Leather fitted biker jacket.

Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

Pajamas in public.

Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

Ed Hardy.

Favorite style icon?

AKlaus Nomi.

Favorite supermodel muse?

Penelope Tree.

If you had to name your label, you'd call it...

K N O X

If you weren't designing, you'd be...

Miserable!

Dream place to set up your business?

London.

How were you described as a kid?

Always outdoors.

How are you described by your family and friends?

Ambitious and outgoing.

Why do you think you're easy to live with?

I'm never home enough to tick anyone off!

Favorite hangout?

Any bar with booty-shaking music!

 Hobbies?

Creating costumes for drag queens. I'm always designing.

Favorite movies and TV shows?

I love "Nosferatu," Bram Stoker's "Dracula," and any Lars von Trier film. I don't have cable so I don't watch TV.

Favorite books/authors?

I love Steig Larsson's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series.

Favorite websites?

Style.com and WGSN.

Your Twitter handle?

@ALEXANDERWKNOX

iPhone/Android/Blackberry?

iPhone.

Fast food or gourmet?

Gourmet.

Cooking or takeout?

Takeout.

Favorite foods?

Mediterranean.

Beer or wine?

Wine.

Guiltiest pleasure?

Dr. Marten's boots!

Biggest pet peeve?

Pajamas in public!

How did you end up auditioning for PR?

One of my professors at school forwarded me the application, and I went for it. It was my first time auditioning.

Favorite past PR designer?

Hands down, Christian Siriano!

Challenge you wish they'd bring back?

Hardware store challenge.

Challenge you hope they don't?

The challenge where the only materials you can use are the clothes off your back.

Your take on team challenges:

It 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.

What do you look for in a model?

When choosing a model, height and strong stoic facial features are crucial because it depicts the kind of woman I see in my garments.

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

I 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.