16, Abita Springs, LA, #DesignerTieler
Favorite Designers: Ashish, Rei Kawakubo, Yoichi Yamamoto
Design Aesthetic: Neoclassical
Tieler describes himself as very outgoing, boisterous, loveable and funny. Although he first started hand sewing with his grandma, he is mostly self-taught. He got a sewing machine at age seven and feels that designing just came to him naturally. He appeared on “Project Runway: Threads,” winning his episode at age 14 and has since grown so much since then. His designs are for everyone, from the sophisticated lady, to the club kids. He says he works great under time restraints and feels that some of his best pieces are when he has a strict deadline to meet. His goal is to have his own global brand someday. Tieler is an advocate against bullying and at 11 years old, appeared in front of The House of Representatives asking them to pass an anti-bullying bill.