Project Runway's Leanne
Project Runway winner Leanne takes your question on how she ended up as the last designer standing on the catwalk.
Early on, I was on the bottom. I could have easily been sent home. But I fought for it and I learned early on to take the judges' critiques. I learned how to evolve and grow. It’s what kept me strong in the competition. I learned how to edit. It was something that hadn’t really occurred to me before doing Project Runway. I learned to step back and be really objective about my work.
It was absolutely real. It was intense. She would just say these things, and I would be like, 'Kenley, do you ever think of what’s coming out of your mouth?’ I honestly don’t really think that she does or she just doesn’t care. Unfortunately for her, it’s not going to help her career very much. I really hope that she’s able to look at it and grow from that now.
Definitely in the last year I’ve been using a lot of these textiles. It’s the way of the future and it’s something all designers should keep in mind. Whatever I can do to reduce my carbon footprint the better.
I’ve just been catching up and thinking about my next collection and starting to work on that and turn it into a real line and increase production. It should be out in a couple of months it’s a matter of recruiting the right people. I’m going to be moving to the New York in a couple months as well.
Definitely in the last year, I’ve been using a lot of these textiles. It’s the way of the future and it’s something all designers should keep in mind. Whatever I can do to reduce my carbon footprint the better.
It’s really something I’ve been into lately. If you look back at my previous work, it wasn’t always about petals. I’m always evolving. I think next year it will be something else. I got really sick of seeing ruffles. The petals were a way of me getting away from the ruffles for a while. I was prepared for that. I wanted to make sure that my collection was really cohesive because it was so small. You can’t do a thousand different idea. It’s not the one thing I do. I have lots of tricks up my sleeve.