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

Age 30, New York, NY - Out Episode 14

 


 
 
 
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  • Tim Critiques Viktor Luna: Episode 14
    10/28/11
  • Tim Critiques Viktor Luna: Episode 13
    10/21/11
  • Extended Judging of Viktor Luna: Episode 13
    10/21/11
  • A Look at Viktor Luna's Works
    10/21/11
  • Tim Critiques Viktor Luna: Episode 12
    10/14/11
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    10/14/11
  • Viktor Luna's Greatest Moments
    10/07/11
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    10/07/11
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    10/07/11
  • Extended Judging of Viktor Luna: Episode 10
    09/30/11
  • Tim Critiques Viktor Luna: Episode 10
    09/30/11
  • Challenge Winner Interview: Episode 9
    09/23/11
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    09/23/11
  • Extended Judging of Viktor Luna: Episode 9
    09/23/11
  • Extended Judging of Viktor Luna: Episode 8
    09/16/11
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    09/16/11
  • Designers Dish: Team Chaos, Episode 7
    09/09/11
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    09/09/11
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  • Designers Dish: Team Bryce and Team Viktor, Episode 5
    08/26/11
  • Challenge Winner Interview: Episode 9
    09/23/11
  • Extended Judging of Team Viktor Luna: Episode 5
    08/26/11
  • Extended Judging of Viktor Luna, Episode 4
    08/19/11
  • Extended Judging of Bert Keeter and Viktor Luna, Episode 3
    08/12/11
  • Tim Critiques Team Viktor Luna: Episode 5
    08/26/11
  • Bert Keeter and Viktor Luna Video Diary: Episode 3
    08/12/11
  • Tim Critiques Bert Keeter and Viktor Luna: Episode 3
    08/12/11
  • Viktor Luna's Home Visit
    07/11/11
  • Viktor Luna's Closet Tour
    07/11/11
  • Viktor Luna's Casting Session
    07/11/11
  • Designers Dish: Team Bryce and Team Viktor, Episode 5
    08/26/11
  • Extended Judging of Team Viktor Luna: Episode 5
    08/26/11
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Q&A : Viktor's TAKE
QWhat was the first garment you ever made? AA jean skirt with black cones on the back and a white button-up shirt.
QWhat's playing on your iPod when you're designing? APink Floyd, Marilyn Manson, Smashing Pumpkins, Robyn, and many more.
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential? AWhen I watched my mother sew and I started playing with her machine and fabrics.
QFavorite designer(s)? AMcQueen, Boudicca, Cristobal Balenciaga, Prada, Marchesa, Zero+Maria Cornejo, Comme des Garcons, Thom Browne.
QCurrent occupation? AFreelance consultant for fashion companies, showrooms.
QCan you describe past jobs you've had? AVisual display and designing for myself.
QWhat is a fashion must? APRADA, shoes, sunglasses, sports coats, bags.
QWhat is your design training? ABesides assisting my mother, I attended FIT in NYC and took some courses to enhance my knowledge, including ones in patternmaking, draping and design.
QHave you won any awards related to design? ANo awards, just praises.
QWhat are your strengths as a designer? AStructural shapes and voluminous silhouettes.
QWhat are your weaknesses as a designer? AFlowy, soft fabrics always give me trouble, but I manage.
QWhat's influenced your designs over the years? AMy influences are my Goth/punk years, and I try to apply the hard edge of that era but also bring luxury and sophistication of now. Oh and sexy too.
QWhat's your favorite material or fabric to work with? ANeoprene, spandex, chiffon, tulle, silk georgette and cottons. Also I like to experiment with unconventional materials at times.
QWhat's the item you're most proud of designing? AFringe bodysuit from my FW 2010 Collection.
QDo you prefer sketching or draping? ASketch.
QDo you prefer patterns or solids? APatterns.
QWhat are your favorite colors? AOrange, black, white, navy blue, bright yellow, gray, purples and many more.
QWhat's your biggest fear as a designer? ANo fear, just experience and learn from it.
QWhat fashion faux pas drives you crazy? AUgg boots in the summer.
QWhat's the ugliest thing you've ever worn? ANONE.
QWho are your favorite style icons? ADaphne Guinness and Bjork.
QIf you designed for the first lady, what would you design for her? AA Chanel-like updated-modern-fabric-look. And a big huge hat!
QWhat celebrity would you like to design for? ABjork. I would make a futuristic voluminous gown and style her very alien-like. Or Roisin Murphy, a very sleek jacket with some leather-like fabric pants and a glossy top.
QWho's your supermodel muse? AHeidi Klum, of course! And Naomi Campbell.
QWhat do you look for in a model? ASize 2, long blonde hair, light-skinned, tall (6 feet), nice bone structure, a little figure (proportionally), LIPS and knows how to sell the garment.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it . . . AViktor Luna.
QIf you weren't designing, you'd be . . . AOn the streets! Just kidding. I probably would be working as a visual window display guy.
QDream place to set up your design business? ANew York, in Tribeca.
QAny other cultures or places you wish you could design for? ASpain, Paris would be A-mazing and also the Middle East! So much colors and history!
QWebsites that feature your work, including your own site(s)? Aviktorlunablog.blogspot.com, viktorluna.bigcartel.com, averyjfashion.com/designers/viktor-luna, revealingfashion.com/designer/viktor-luna, youtube.com/user/vluna22
QHow were you described as a kid? APolite, shy and always helped my elders.
QHow are you described now? AWise, always there, helpful, fashionable, funny, interesting, crazy and loved.
QCan you describe your family? AI am the youngest of 7 siblings. We are a family from Mexico who changed their lives to live in the U.S.A., in Los Angeles.
QMarriage or kids? ANot married, no kids.
QDo you have any pets? AMy puppy, Mickey. He is a Brussels griffon.
QDo you have any nicknames? AVicky, 'cause it's easier to say and it sounds sweet to my ears. My friends know how to get anything by saying Vicky.
QWhat's your favorite hangout back home? ACentral Park and Fred's at Barneys New York.
QWhat are your hobbies besides designing? AShopping, watching movies, and walking my dog Mickey with my friends/partner.
QWhat are your favorite movies and TV shows? AMovies: Back to the Future, Avatar, Like Water for Chocolate, To Wong Foo. TV: Project Runway, The Walking Dead, Strangers With Candy.
QWhat are your favorite websites? Aalexandermcqueen.com, atrumludus.blogspot.com
QYour Twitter handle? AViktorLuna
QFavorite Twitter accounts? AASKMICKEY (Mickey Boardman from Paper magazine)
QWhat are your favorite books and authors? AZecharia sitchin and all his books!
QiPhone, Android or BlackBerry? AiPhone.
QFast food or gourmet? ABoth.
QCooking or takeout? ABoth.
QFavorite food? AThai, Indian, Mexican and Italian.
QBeer or wine? ABeer.
QGuiltiest pleasure? AShoes.
QBiggest pet peeve? AIt's always all about EVE (that's me).
QFavorite designer from past seasons of Project Runway? AJay, Christian Siriano, Mondo Guerra.
QProject Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season? AThe Paris trip and the avant-garde challenge.
QProject Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back? AWrestlers.
QYour take on team challenges ... love them or hate them? AI've never worked with anyone else. But I will definitely place my stamp if I have to share the runway.
QHow did you end up auditioning for Project Runway? ASomething told me to do it, so I went to the audition and I was so nervous, but at the end had a fab time.
QWhy do you think you will win Project Runway? AThis is my passion, and I am a very competitive person who is always looking to strive toward success. I listen well, I have a good sense of style editing, and know how to push the envelope but still maintain chicness, sophistication and excitement.