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.

January 18, 2013 4:00 PM
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Michelle Lesniak Franklin

Age: 34
Hometown: Portland, OR
Lives in: Portland, OR
Twitter handle: @michelleiswell

Design training/schooling: "I studied printmaking/fine art in college and took classes at my local community college in pattern making and draping."

Strengths as a designer: "My strengths are that I am unwavered by trends, I follow my own design aesthetics, I am not afraid of color and texture, and I design for all women."

Influences: "I look a lot at vintage clothing, as well as old movies just as much now as I did in my teens, when I started designing."

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