Season 10 Designer
Age 29, Brooklyn, NY
List of websites featuring your work?
First garment you ever made? I remember a skirt made out of 15 neckties. First school project.
What's your design training/schooling? Fashion Design School.
What have been your influences? Music is always a theme in my designs, but I'm also influenced by my surroundings, people, places, streets, and as I incorporate them into my own way of dressing it also influences my work.
Item you're most proud to have designed? My first pair of pants.
Favorite designer(s)? Commes des Garcons, Martin Margiela, Yohji Yamamoto, Ann Demeuelemeester.
Fashion must? A hat.
Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy? Leggings as pants.
Favorite style icon? Roisin Murphy, Diana Vreeland.
Dream celebrity client? What would you make for him/her? Bjork. I would make her a dress that is to be worn upside down
If you had to name your label, you'd call it... Eff.
If you weren't designing, you'd be... Really sad at life.
Biggest pet peeve? Sneezing without covering your mouth.
Favorite PR designer? Mondo.
Challenge you hope they bring back? HP "create your own print" challenge.
Challenge you hope they don't bring back? Design an outfit with car pieces.
Do you think you can win PR? I know I can win. I understand my strengths and weaknesses, but I also understand that this is a design competition and I know that my ideas are unique and fresh. That's what the judges are looking for, that's what the industry is looking for, but ultimately it is what the progressive customer is looking for. People don't want to look generic and boring, and I'm the designer that's going to bring in the new.
Fabio Costa | "Project Runway" Season 10 Designer - myLifetime.com