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Sean Kelly

25, Brooklyn, NY
winner

Current occupation?

Retail sales at A.P.C. New York.

First garment you ever made?

I used to make patterns from newspaper and attempt to make things. They were mostly disasters.

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

Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand.

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

2013 Design Excellence Award at Massey University.

Strengths as a designer?

Vision of the bigger picture and eye for detail.

Weaknesses as a designer?

Taking on too much work.

What are your influences?

Travel, foreign places with new experiences.

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

Chilly Gonzales to Entree Mixes.

Favorite material or fabric to work with?

Cotton, because of the huge range of textures, weights, and styles it can come in.

Item you're most proud of designing?

SS14 Series Two: Sleep Collection.

Favorite designer(s)?

Tom Ford, Raf Simons, Ricardo Tisci, Kris Van Assche, Vivienne Westwood, McQueen.

Sketch or drape?

Both simultaneously.

Patterns or solids?

Solids.

Favorite colors?

Grey, navy, white, greens, beige.

Biggest fear as a designer?

Not being a designer.

Fashion must?

Jeans.

Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?

Uggs. To the end of time.

Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?

Arafat Shemagh Kafiyah Desert Style Scarf.

Favorite style icon?

Tom Ford, Raf Simons.

Favorite supermodel muse?

Magadalena Frackowiak.

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

SEAN KELLY.

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

Working within the fashion industry, making publishing or PR.

Dream place to set up your business?

Paris.

Websites that feature your work?

www.theseries.co

How were you described as a kid?

I was very active as a child. I was into sports, being outdoors, and also performing arts.

How are you described by your family and friends?

Kind, loyal, funny.

Favorite hangout?

Friends' rooftop in Brooklyn.

Hobbies?

Gym, exploring NYC, eating.

iPhone/Android/Blackberry?

iPhone.

Fast food or gourmet?

Gourmet.

Cooking or takeout?

NYC lives on takeout, and so do I. But I prefer cooking at home!

Favorite foods?

Mexican.

Beer or wine?

Beer.

Guiltiest pleasure?

16 Handles. So pink, so girly, so good.

Biggest pet peeve?

Mumbling.

How did you end up auditioning for PR?

No, I have never auditioned before, I found the link to the casting paperwork when job hunting and entered just in time before the deadline.

Favorite past PR designer?

Fabio Costa.

Challenge you wish they'd bring back?

Big budget two-day challenges!

Challenge you hope they don't?

The team unconventional.

Your take on team challenges:

Hate them, because it is an individual completion and it blurs the lines of who did what and where the ideas originated from.

What do you look for in a model?

Height is important.

Also strong features and the ability to own whatever is given to them to wear. Sell it!

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

I think I can win "Project Runway" because of my unique vision and design abilities.