Duncan Chambers-Watson from "Project Runway 2015" is one of the contestants in Season 14 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. He is a 25-year-old designer from Auckland, New Zealand.

Duncan is earning his Bachelor of Design from Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand. After years of working with disabled kids in Canada, he moved to Sydney where he focused on surfing and rock climbing and worked as a shoe salesman to pay the bills. Ready for a new adventure, he flipped a coin and landed in fashion school, quickly earning a scholarship to study abroad in Milan. Duncan continues learning about art, history and different cultures so his work is constantly being enriched.

Why will he win? Duncan's impeccably tailored menswear suit and subtly romantic women's design speak volumes about his talent and skill. Duncan's extensive knowledge traditional tailoring methods and fashion history will help him last in the competition.

Duncan's style icon is Isabella Blow, while his favorite designers are Lucy Orta, Hussein Chalayan, Aiter Throup, Carol Christian Poell and Iris van Herpen.

Here is an interview with Duncan:

When did you realize you had designer potential?

Hopefully some day soon.

Strengths as a designer? 

Tailoring, knitwear and patternmaking.

Weaknesses as a designer?


Biggest fear as a designer?

Unrealized potential.

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

I was sent the form by an old friend and thought "Why not?" 

What's your take on team challenges?

Love and hate. Many hands make light work, but too many cooks.

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

I hope so!

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Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: ∼27 years old
Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand
Current Residence: Auckland, New Zealand

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