Alumnus Celebrity Fashion Designer Returns to University; Judge Fashion Competition
Mychael Knight (‘01), former star of the Bravo network show “Project Runway,” will return to Georgia Southern University for a day of fashion on Friday, Dec. 5. Knight, a graduate of the University’s Fashion Merchandising & Apparel Design (FMAD) program, will visit Georgia Southern to answer questions from students and serve as a guest judge for the FMAD Fashion Showcase, which is a runway show and styling competition. The Fashion Showcase will be held in the College of Education, room 1115, from 5-7 p.m. and is open to the public.
“It’s an honor to not only share the knowledge that I learned during my matriculation at Georgia Southern, but also instill the life lessons I’ve learned throughout my career,” said Knight. “I’ve always known, since the age of 9, that I would have a successful career as a fashion designer. My education at Georgia Southern was crucial in making my dreams a reality by preparing me for such a career.”
Knight, an established Atlanta-based sportswear and bridal designer, has also appeared on Bravo’s “Project Runway: All Star Challenge” and “Project Runway All-Stars,” and he is sought after for his design aesthetic and fashion styling by such celebrities as Khloe Kardashian, Jennifer Hudson, Toni Braxton and others. His designs have been featured in The New York Times and magazines such as Elle, Essence, and Marie Claire.
The Fashion Merchandising & Apparel Design program is ranked among the top 25 percent in the nation by FashionSchools.org, and the University is listed as the ninth best Fashion School in the South. Fashion students are encouraged to participate in the Fashion Internship Program and Study Tours in Atlanta and New York City. Students can also enroll in a Study Abroad Program. Past Study Abroad locations have included London, Paris, Berlin, Scotland, Madrid, Waterford, Ireland, and St. Petersburg, Russia.
For more information, visit the College of Health and Human Sciences at chhs.georgiasouthern.edu.