Project Runway All-Stars S5: the designers

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Thirteen designers return to compete on Project Runway All-Stars S5. This season started last Thursday and no one got eliminated! The judges want to see more. Alyssa Milano hosts Project Runway All-Stars. The judges are designer Georgina Chapman and designer Isaac Mizrahi as well as a celebrity guest judge each week. Zanna Roberts Rassi will again be the workroom mentor.

Here are this season’s competing designers:

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Valerie Mayen–S8, 7th place

Cleveland, Ohio

education: graduated from Cleveland Institue of Art with degree in illustration

–started a company called Yellowcake

–first generation Guatemalan-American

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Stella Zotis–S5, 9th place

New York, NY

inspiration: Ozzy Ozbourne; David Bowie; The Rolling Stones; Iggy Pop

fashion icons: Alexander McQueen; Balenciaga; Vivienne Westwood

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Sam Donovan–Under the Gunn, 2nd place

Astoria, NY

education: Parsons School of Design

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Mitchell Perry–S13, 12th place

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

education: Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

–teaches children to sew and up-cycle clothes which then get donated to the homeless

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Layana Aguilar–S11, 5th place

New York, NY

education: FIT

–grew up in Brazil

–interned for Oscar de la Renta

–launched the lines Layana Aguilar and Laya Land

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Kini Zamora–S13, 3rd place

Kapolei, Hawaii

education: FIT

–started his own label called Kinizamora which includes the lines KiniZamora Custom; KiniZamora Ready to Wear and KiniZamora Bridal and KZHawaii

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Ken Laurence–S12, 8th place

Atlanta, Georgia

–writing a book

–launching his own online boutique

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Fade Zu Grau–S13, 9th place

Coral Gables, Fla.

–born and raised in East Germany

–works in graphic design by day

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Emily Payne–S13, 5th place

San Francisco, Calif.

–grew up in a small town in Texas

–has a children’s line

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Dom Streater–S12, winner

Philadelphia, Penn.

–born and raised in West Philadelphia

–first African American to win Project Runway

–designed an exclusive clothing collection for Belk stores

–designed a collection of headphones for Velodyne

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Daniel Franco–S1 and S2

Los Angeles, CAlif.

education: BA from Otis College of Art and Design; AA from FIDM

–worked as assistant to Richard Tyler in New York

–worked as designer for BCBG

–inherited the Albertson Chapel in 2007 from his father

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Asha Daniels–Under the Gunn, 3rd place

Cincinnati, Ohio

education: University of Cincinnati

–interned at Marchesa

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Alexander Pope–S12, 7th place

Ridgewood, NY

education: FIDM

–grew up in Hollywood in the 80s

–former drag queen

–designs costumes for Broadway shows

Project Runway All-Stars airs on Thursdays at 9pm on Lifetime.

 

 

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