Meet the Designers of Project Runway Season 11!

It's that time again! These 16 budding designers with serious ambition and a definite knack for drama are all vying for the Season 11 crown in the series' first ever team challenge. That's right: Designers will be working in teams for the entire series, but only one contestant will be the winner. So, who's it going to be? Read up on the Season 11 designers, right here.

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    Kate Pankoke

    Age: 23
    Hometown: Eau Claire, WI & Parkland, FL
    Lives in: Chicago, IL
    Twitter handle: @ElayaVaughn and @KatePankoke

    Design training/schooling: "I graduated from Florida State University's Apparel Design and Technology program."

    Strengths as a designer: "I have the ability to design artistic garments while still remembering that they are clothing and should be flattering to the wearer."

    Influences: "I am always inspired by movement, for me it is the most important part of a garment."

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