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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    Layana Aguilar

    Age: 28
    Hometown: Valadares, Brazil
    Lives in: New York, NY

    Design training/schooling: "I started at Katharine Gibbs College in Connecticut. I studied fashion design there for two years, and then I transferred to the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC."

    Strengths as a designer: "I bring my essence of beauty and confidence to whoever wears my clothes."

    Influences: "I love to take inspiration from the 1920s and 1950s, but designing for me is really an expression of who I am."

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