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Dexter Simmons from "Project Runway 2016" is one of the contestants in Season 15 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. He previously was one of the contestants in the Style Network reality competition series "Styled to Rock." He is a designer from Oakland, California.

"Styled to Rock"

A designer, stylist and make-up artist, San Francisco Bay area native Dexter Simmons hopes to be fashion's next triple threat. A self-professed "oddball," Simmons loves fashion because it's the only place where he feels his quirky personality really translates. With this experience, he is looking to break out of the San Francisco art scene and find mainstream success with his over-the-top designs.

"Project Runway"

Smmons' influences include Grace Jones, breakups, music, horror, festivals, and nightlife. He has been designing for nine years and was recently hired by Kit and Ace as a full-time designer.

Simmons' favorite designers are Victor and Rolf, KTZ, and Hussein Chalayan, while his style icons are Grace Jones and Prince. Simmons' favorite past "Project Runway" designer is Michael Costello.

Here is an interview with Simmons:

When did you realize you had designer potential?

When I started making clothes for indie bands and people started to ask me to buy things. I never expected people to really want my looks so it diffidently gave me the confidence to become who I am now.

What is your design training?

I went to FIDM, but to be honest, I learned most of my techniques from trial and error.

Strengths as a designer?

I'm really good on the fly.

Weaknesses as a designer?

Basic design challenges.

How did you end up auditioning for "Project Runway"?

I got an email about it and took a chance.

What's your take on team challenges?

I'm not a fan. I prefer to work alone.

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

It is definitely a possibility, but I just want to take it one day at a time with a lack of ego.




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DEXTER SIMMONS (PROJECT RUNWAY): FACTS

How old is Dexter Simmons? Where does Dexter Simmons live? Find out here.

Age: 33 years old
Birthday: July 27, 1983
Hometown: Oakland, CA
Current Residence: Oakland, CA





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