• Amanda Perna from Project Runway Season 9
  • Anthony Ryan Auld from Project Runway Season 9
  • Anya Ayoung-Chee from Project Runway Season 9
  • Becky Ross from Project Runway Season 9
  • Bert Keeter from Project Runway Season 9
  • Bryce Black from Project Runway Season 9
  • Cecilia Motwani from Project Runway Season 9
  • Danielle Everine from Project Runway Season 9
  • David Chum from Project Runway Season 9
  • Fallene Wells from Project Runway Season 9
  • Gunnar Deatherage from Project Runway Season 9
  • Joshua Christensen from Project Runway Season 9
  • Joshua McKinley from Project Runway Season 9
  • Julie Tierney from Project Runway Season 9
  • Kimberly Goldson from Project Runway Season 9
  • Laura Kathleen from Project Runway Season 9
  • Olivier Green from Project Runway Season 9
  • Rafael Cox from Project Runway Season 9
  • Serena da Conceicao from Project Runway Season 9
  • Viktor Luna from Project Runway Season 9

Olivier Green

22, New York, NY
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What was the first garment you ever made?

A simple toile at school.

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

Bon Iver, Belle and Sebastian, Robyn, Feist.

When did you realize you had designer potential?

When I went to London at the age of 16.

Favorite designer(s)?

Raf Simons, Miuccia Prada, Neil Barrett, Alexander McQueen, Iris van Herpen, Hussein Chalayan.

Current occupation?

Fashion designer.

What is a fashion must?

Simple leather shoes.

What is your design training?

I went to design schools in London and Milan. Also worked in the industry after graduation,.

What are your strengths as a designer?

Patternmaking and tailoring.

What are your weaknesses as a designer?

Too much of a perfectionist.

What's influenced your designs over the years?

I have been greatly influenced by cultures and the art of architecture. Now I'm influenced by little things around me.

What's your favorite material or fabric to work with?

I love fine wool and textured, melange fabric.

What's the item you're most proud of designing?

A piece of men's suit jacket I designed and made in 2010. It has appeared on Vogue.it and in 1883 magazine.

Do you prefer sketching or draping?

Sketch.

Do you prefer patterns or solids?

Patterns.

What are your favorite colors?

Beige, grays.

What's your biggest fear as a designer?

Not being able to jump out of the head and think clearly.

What's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?

A pair of mustard-color shoes.

Who are your favorite style icons?

Kate Moss.

If you designed for the first lady, what would you design for her?

A structured dress.

What do you look for in a model?

Freshness and uniqueness, height and body shape.

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

Olivier Green.

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

A musician.

Dream place to set up your design business?

New York, London, Milan, Paris.

Websites that feature your work, including your own site(s)?

Vogue.it, 1883magazine.com

How were you described as a kid?

Ambitious, brainy.

Marriage or kids?

Single, no kids.

Do you have any nicknames?

Ollie.

What's your favorite hangout back home?

House parties.

What are your hobbies besides designing?

Playing piano, cello, photography, traveling.

iPhone, Android or BlackBerry?

iPhone.

Fast food or gourmet?

Gourmet.

Cooking or takeout?

Cooking.

Beer or wine?

Wine.

Guiltiest pleasure?

My love for some cheesy pop music.

Biggest pet peeve?

Dishonesty.

Favorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway?

Leanne.

Your take on team challenges ... love them or hate them?

Depends.

How did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?

I applied after seeing the post on a career website. It was sort of random how I got into it.

Why do you think you will win Project Runway?

I have potential to grow and adapt to challenges.