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Age 25, Brooklyn, NY - Winner
QCurrent occupation? ARetail sales at A.P.C. New York.
QFirst garment you ever made? AI used to make patterns from newspaper and attempt to make things. They were mostly disasters.
QWhat's your design training/schooling, etc.? AMassey University, Wellington, New Zealand.
QHave you won any awards for your designs/work related to design? A2013 Design Excellence Award at Massey University.
QStrengths as a designer? AVision of the bigger picture and eye for detail.
QWeaknesses as a designer? ATaking on too much work.
QWhat are your influences? ATravel, foreign places with new experiences.
QWhat's playing on your iPod when you're designing? AChilly Gonzales to Entree Mixes.
QFavorite material or fabric to work with? ACotton, because of the huge range of textures, weights, and styles it can come in.
QItem you're most proud of designing? ASS14 Series Two: Sleep Collection.
QFavorite designer(s)? ATom Ford, Raf Simons, Ricardo Tisci, Kris Van Assche, Vivienne Westwood, McQueen.
QSketch or drape? ABoth simultaneously.
QPatterns or solids? ASolids.
QFavorite colors? AGrey, navy, white, greens, beige.
QBiggest fear as a designer? ANot being a designer.
QFashion must? AJeans.
QFashion faux pas that drives you crazy? AUggs. To the end of time.
QUgliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn? AArafat Shemagh Kafiyah Desert Style Scarf.
QFavorite style icon? ATom Ford, Raf Simons.
QFavorite supermodel muse? AMagadalena Frackowiak.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it... ASEAN KELLY.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be... AWorking within the fashion industry, making publishing or PR.
QDream place to set up your business? AParis.
QWebsites that feature your work? Awww.theseries.co
QHow were you described as a kid? AI was very active as a child. I was into sports, being outdoors, and also performing arts.
QHow are you described by your family and friends? AKind, loyal, funny.
QFavorite hangout? AFriends' rooftop in Brooklyn.
QHobbies? AGym, exploring NYC, eating.
QFast food or gourmet? AGourmet.
QCooking or takeout? ANYC lives on takeout, and so do I. But I prefer cooking at home!
QFavorite foods? AMexican.
QBeer or wine? ABeer.
QGuiltiest pleasure? A16 Handles. So pink, so girly, so good.
QBiggest pet peeve? AMumbling.
QHow did you end up auditioning for PR? ANo, I have never auditioned before, I found the link to the casting paperwork when job hunting and entered just in time before the deadline.
QFavorite past PR designer? AFabio Costa.
QChallenge you wish they'd bring back? ABig budget two-day challenges!
QChallenge you hope they don't? AThe team unconventional.
QYour take on team challenges: AHate them, because it is an individual completion and it blurs the lines of who did what and where the ideas originated from.
QWhat do you look for in a model? AHeight is important. Also strong features and the ability to own whatever is given to them to wear. Sell it!
QDo you think you can win "Project Runway"? AI think I can win "Project Runway" because of my unique vision and design abilities.