Season 10 Designer
Age 27, Brandenburg, KY
List of websites featuring your work?
Portfolio of Alicia Hardesty | UsTrendy
the modern huckleberry
Original X Tomboy
Alicia Hardesty | Artist Portfolio | ArtWanted.com
First garment you ever made? The first full garment I made from scratch, including the pattern, was a pair of pants. This was in school. Most everyone else stuck to skirts because that was simpler. Well, I had no interest in skirts. I wanted to make pants, so I figured it out, zipper, pocket bags and all.
What's your design training/schooling? I went to Colorado State University for my design and production training.
What have been your influences? Art, mixed media and other cultures have been big influences for me in the past. Androgyny is more of an influence for me now than ever, but also other creative industries, films, music, etc. My upbringing in Kentucky is big for me now as well.
Item you're most proud to have designed? The pieces I've done for Original Tomboy. They've gotten great feedback and people on both sides of the gender divide are feelin' it.
Favorite designer(s)? Chanel, Ralph Lauren.
Fashion must? A dope jacket - leather, denim, whatever, as long as it fits well and looks damn good.
Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy? Pajama pants in public, I will never understand.
Favorite style icon? Right now, Tilda Swinton.
Dream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her? Ellen Degeneres. I would give her two different looks, one more casual/street and one more formal - something a little edgier than what we see her in for her show everyday. Oh, and I'd love to design something for Johnny Depp. We're from the same state and he has a really great look for edgy, offbeat styles.
If you had to name your label, you'd call it... Original Tomboy or Mod-Huck.
If you weren't designing, you'd be... A Professional traveler, photographer, drummer and florist.
Biggest pet peeve? Not trying.
Favorite PR designer? Ra.mon Lawrence.
Challenge you hope they bring back? I heard about a car parts challenge. I would like to take a stab at that one.
Challenge you hope they don't bring back? The challenge with the women wrestler/fighters. Love the ladies, not so much what they had to design for them, though.
Do you think you can win PR? Does anybody say no? Yes, I think I could win. I do think I have something different to offer as a designer, a different perspective. I plan to let that shine as much as I can, and ride the roller coaster to the end.
Alicia Hardesty | "Project Runway" Season 10 Designer - myLifetime.com