Meet Bryce Black, "Project Runway" Season 9 designer. See a portfolio of past work, as well as videos, photos and more.

Bryce Black

Age 26, Portland, OR - Out Episode 8


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  • Exit Interview: Episode 8
  • Tim Critiques Bryce Black: Episode 8
  • Extended Judging of Bryce Black: Episode 8
  • Designers Dish: Team Chaos, Episode 7
  • Extended Judging of Team Chaos: Episode 7
  • Tim Critiques Team Chaos: Episode 7
  • Designers Dish: Team Bryce and Team Viktor, Episode 5
  • Extended Judging of Team Bryce Black: Episode 5
  • Tim Critiques Team Bryce Black: Episode 5
  • Extended Judging of Bryce Black and Fallene Wells, Episode 3
  • Tim Critiques Bryce Black and Fallene Wells: Episode 3
  • Extended Judging of Bryce Black, Episode 2
  • Bryce Black's Home Visit
  • Bryce Black's Closet Tour
  • Bryce Black's Casting Session
Q&A : Bryce's TAKE
QWhat's playing on your iPod when you're designing? ALady Gaga's Born This Way album.
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? AAt a young age, I made dresses for my sister's Barbies out of anything I could get my hands on, like toilet paper, old socks and denim scraps.
QFavorite designer(s)? ALee McQueen, Gareth Pugh, Riccardo Tisci, Marc Jacobs, Hussein Chalayan, Viktor and Rolf.
QCurrent occupation? AFashion designer.
QCan you describe past jobs you've had? ARetail visual display/merchandising for Gap Inc.
QWhat is a fashion must? AJeans that fit well, an attractive handbag and sexy heels.
QWhat is your design training? AThe Art Institute of Portland, March 2011, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Apparel Design.
QHave you won any awards related to design? AWinner of Studio SKB Designer Launch internship; National Finalist for The Humane Society's and The Art Institute's Cool vs. Cruel 2009 fashion design contest.
QWhat are your strengths as a designer? AI am great with fit and proportion, mixing textures and colors, and creating exciting silhouettes.
QWhat are your weaknesses as a designer? AI am a perfectionist, but I am realizing that the small stuff does not affect the big picture.
QWhat's influenced your designs over the years? AAlways, hyperbolic super egos like comic book super villains, rock stars and eccentric fashionistas. Right now, the idea of a revolution or the shifting of power.
QWhat's your favorite material or fabric to work with? ADenim.
QWhat's the item you're most proud of designing? AI call it The Dress. It was inspired by Ziggy Stardust. It has an asymmetrical denim bodice, an exaggerated shoulder and a voluminous feathered skirt.
QDo you prefer sketching or draping? ASketch, then drape.
QDo you prefer patterns or solids? ASolids.
QWhat are your favorite colors? AReds, black, chartreuse, grays, indigo, silver, deep wines.
QWhat's your biggest fear as a designer? ATo have never shown at New York Fashion Week.
QWhat fashion faux pas drives you crazy? AUgg boots, humor tees, sweatsuits, and anything attached to the Kardashians.
QWhat's the ugliest thing you've ever worn? AUgg boots! LOL!
QWho are your favorite style icons? ALady Gaga.
QIf you designed for the first lady, what would you design for her? ASomething that shows off her decolletage and amazing arms. It would have clean lines and mixed textures.
QWhat celebrity would you like to design for? ALady Gaga. I would design a dress that would be so overdesigned it would be offensive.
QWho's your supermodel muse? AAndrej Pejic. I love that he is confusing straight men everywhere.
QWhat do you look for in a model? AHeight. I love a tall model.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it . . . ABryce Black.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be . . . ADead. I cannot imagine doing anything else.
QDream place to set up your design business? ANew York City.
QWebsites that feature your work, including your own site(s)?,,,,,,
QHow were you described as a kid? AI was always described as well-mannered and sweet.
QHow are you described now? AI'm witty, creative, direct and loyal.
QCan you describe your family? AI'm the eldest of five children, so my family is pretty hectic, but we are very loving and supportive of each other.
QMarriage or kids? AIn a relationship, no kids.
QDo you have any pets? AMy cat's name is Patrick.
QDo you have any nicknames? ABrycey-poo. I have no idea why.
QWhat's your favorite hangout back home? AMy apartment.
QWhat are your hobbies besides designing? AI watch lots of movies and Internet-stalk Lady Gaga.
QWhat are your favorite movies and TV shows? A"TV: Absolutely Fabulous, Sex and the City, Will and Grace, True Blood, Mad Men. Movies: Party Girl, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sex and the City."
QWhat are your favorite books and authors? AI'm Not Myself These Days by Josh Kilmer-Purcell, and anything by Augusten Burroughs.
QWhat are your favorite websites?,,,,
QiPhone, Android or BlackBerry? AI want an iPhone!
QFast food or gourmet? AGourmet!
QCooking or takeout? ACooking!
QFavorite food? ACheeseburger.
QBeer or wine? AWine.
QGuiltiest pleasure? ACarbs.
QBiggest pet peeve? ASnobs.
QFavorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway? AChristian Siriano.
QProject Runway challenge you wish they'd bring back for your season? AThe Avant-garde challenge.
QYour take on team challenges ... love them or hate them? AThe Everyday Woman challenge.
QHow did you end up auditioning for Project Runway? AI have been told by everyone to try out, so I did. I got on the show my first try, which has been such an amazing compliment.
QWhy do you think you will win Project Runway? AI can win Project Runway because I can design anything.