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MFA Fashion Alumna Competes on Project Runway

This season of Project Runway on the Lifetime network will feature Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion alumna Alexandria Von Bromssen, who produces her own line and runs Red Square Boutique, a design collective in San Mateo, CA. Alexandria first applied for the fashion design show about five years ago and received a harsh critique from Tim Gunn, who told Alexandria that her work belonged in a museum, implying that her clothing wasn’t wearable to the masses. The Academy MFA alumna has since created her own one-woman fashion house for her line, AVB Designs, which designs and produces a wide variety of clothing items, including swimwear, maternity wear and costumes. Alexandria has been given a second chance on Project Runway and will be competing in design challenges against 16 other designers for a chance to win. “I can work with almost any medium,” she continued, “I’m okay under pressure.” But the challenge for her was finding a way to make something that pleased the judges while also staying true to her own vision. “You have to know yourself and you have to know who you’re designing for,” said Alexandria.

The Daily Journal – July 18

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