• Tim Gunn
  • Anya Ayoung-Chee
  • Mondo Guerra
  • Nick Verreos
  • Jen Rade
  • Rachel Roy
  • Zanna Roberts Rassi
  • Amy Sim from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Asha Daniels from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Blake Smith from Projec Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Brady Lange from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Camila Castillo from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Isabelle Donola from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Melissa Grimes from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Michelle Uberreste from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Natalia Fedner from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Nicholas Komor from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Oscar Garcia-Lopez from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Rey Ortiz from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Sam Donovan from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Shan Keith Oliver from Project Runway: Under the Gunn
  • Stephanie Ohnmacht from Project Runway: Under the Gunn

Michelle Überreste

Mentor: Mondo
29, Burbank, CA
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Dressed like she's headed to Burning Man or straight out of a sci-fi film, Michelle is the last person you'd expect to be an ardent Christian. She defies category, especially in her work, creating exquisitely made, forward-thinking garments, like a sensational silver harness piece that Mondo wanted to put on immediately.

 

Raised on a small farm in Minnesota, Michelle learned to sew when she was five. After losing their house and land to repeated flooding, her family built a new house together, an ambitious project which created a deep bond between them and sparked Michelle's interest in the details of construction and design. Despite her bucolic background, Michelle makes garments with an edge, inspired by a post-apocalyptic vision of the future. Not a patient person, she often butts heads with authority; there's a right and wrong way to do everything, says Michelle, and she's utterly convinced that she does things right. She also has an endearing geeky side, and loves to wrap her brain around the deeper issues of science, religion, and politics.