Fashion Week El Paseo™ 2017

Stars of Project Runway

Photo by Greg Peterson

Michael Costello and the Stars of Project Runway

Ten popular Project Runway designers share the runway to show their latest collections.

Michael CostelloMichael Costello

While many fans recognize Michael Costello from Lifetime’s Project Runway, his brand, with its soft draping, massive sex appeal, and celebrity clientele, has secured its place in the fashion industry as one of the decade’s most sought-after red carpet labels.


Peach CarrPeach Carr

Drawing inspiration from 1960s and 1970s music and art, cheeky self-taught designer Peach Carr’s creations are an ode to "Factory Girl" Edie Sedgwick and that era.



The hilarious and lovable designer Casanova appeared on the eighth season of Project Runway and later on Project Runway All Stars Season 2. Originally hailing from Puerto Rico, he is known for his big personality and the risqué aesthetic he applies to the items in his men’s swimwear...


Jesus and Antonio EstradaJesus and Antonio Estrada

The Estrada twins first began designing together shortly after Jesus finished filming Project Runway Season 7. Although identical twins, Jesus and Antonio’s design aesthetic is a dichotomy.


Mychael KnightMychael Knight

A winner of the Fan Favorite award on Season 3 of Project Runway, Knight diligently built his place in the fashion industry by designing for his label and launching his signature dress, Two, a reversible jersey/Lycra dress with front and back zippers that can be worn four ways...


Justin LeBlancJustin LeBlanc

Le Blanc manipulates fabric and combines it in unconventional ways. He’s a bold wielder of cutting-edge technology, such as 3-D printing, to create the collections that tell his story on and off the runway.


Valerie MayenValerie Mayen

The designer behind Yellowcake fashions, Cleveland-based Mayen began her career producing handmade garments, accessories, and children’s clothing. Boasting contemporary, sweet designs that the Project Runway alumna likens to "icing on a cake..."


Anthony RyanAnthony Ryan

Known for his label, Anthony Ryan, as well as his appearance on TV’s Project Runway All Stars in 2013, Ryan achieves a raw aesthetic by using fabric unconventionally and strives to dress women in attire with clean lines and definitive shapes.


Anthony RyanCharles Straub

Straub, a self-taught designer with a background in art and illustration, likes to manipulate fabric and textile and strives to create "wearable art," statement pieces that combine fashion and art.


Kini ZamoraKini Zamora

A finalist on Season 13 of Project Runway, Kiniokahokuloa Zamora has viewed his world through the eye of a sewing needle since the age of 10. He completed the Fashion Technology program at Honolulu Community College and studied at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology...