Project Andrae Gonzalo

He’s one of the seven gays (five remaining on this season’s Project Runway). And he’s one big hot mess. The crying fit, the blond wig debate, the fluttering and flailing of his arms. He’s my eccentric favorite of the season.

Andraé Gonzalo believes that a love of fashion need not only be the sole propriety of the superficial and the dim. Born, reared, and educated in Los Angeles, California, Gonzalo attributes his philosophy of design to his city’s weather patterns. He maintains that in Los Angeles, clothing speaks of the wearer’s identity, never saying merely that “it’s cold outside”. His work revolves around an attempt to utilize the craft of sewing as both a method to create a garment and as a means for engaging in a dialog about the times in which we live. Clothes by Andrae Gonzalo attempt to go beyond being a “fabulous dress” or a “cute top that works well with jeans”. Each garment is intended to function as a living communication device that has the power to spawn intriguing conversations, or simply just prepare you to meet your fashion arch-nemesis. (via Bravo)

(Photos via fourfour – you must check out last weeks recap as well.)