Beloved fashion designer and ‘Project Runway’ favorite Mychael Knight passed away in Ocotber. As we continue to celebrate his life and honor his memory, here are 9 things you should know about Knight.
He was born in Nuremberg, Germany
He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Apparel Design and Merchandising from Georgia Southern University in 2001.
He first rose to fame after receiving the Fan Favorite Award on season 3 of Bravo’s ‘Project Runway’ in 2006.
He launched his own clothing line, Mychael Knight, in 2007 with a debut on BET’s ‘Rip The Runway.’
He also designed a line of customized t-shirts for Starbucks that launched in 2007.
In 2013, he returned to Project Runway to participate in ‘Project Runway All-Stars.’
In February, he creatively celebrated African-American pioneers and trailblazers in the fashion industry on his Instagram page using the hashtag, #BlackFashionHistory
He debuted his S/S 2018 collection at NYFW this past September.
Most recently, he styled actress and television personality Sherri Shepherd for the National Association Of Black Accountants ball in June 2017.