Season 10 Designer
Age 31, San Francisco, CA
List of websites featuring your work?
Home - Melissa Fleis
First garment you ever made? Skirt.
What's your design training/schooling? MFA in Fashion Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California.
What have been your influences? Historical art movements.
Favorite designer(s)? Ann Demeulemeester, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto..
Fashion must? Leather jacket.
Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy? UGGs.
Favorite style icon? Nancy Cunard, Patti Smith, Daphne Guinness.
Dream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her? Anjelina Jolie. A gown.
If you had to name your label, you'd call it... Ilinka.
If you weren't designing, you'd be... On vacation.
Biggest pet peeve? Being late.
Favorite PR designer? Christian Siriano.
Challenge you hope they bring back? Hardware store.
Challenge you hope they don't bring back? Petland.
Do you think you can win PR? Yes, because I am confident in my vision and believe "Project Runway" will recognize this.
Melissa Fleis | "Project Runway" Season 10 Designer - myLifetime.com