Hernan Lander from "Project Runway 2014" is one of the contestants in Season 13 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. He is a 33-year-old designer who is currently living in New York City but was raised in San Francisco De Macoris, Dominican Republic.

Here is an interview with Hernan Lander:

Describe your family:

I have an amazing family. I grew up with my grandparents, my mom, two uncles and two cousins.

Current occupation?

Fashion designer.

Past jobs?

Architect.

Pets?

Tivito.

When did you realize you had designer potential?

Since I can remember it has been my dream.

First garment you ever made?

A skirt for my grandmother. I was 14 years old.

What's your design training/schooling, etc.?

Altos De Chavon Dominican Republic, Parsons The New School for Design.

Have you won any awards for your designs/work related to design?

Awarded a full scholarship to study at Parsons The New School for Design. Silver Thimble Award for menswear before my junior year.

Strengths as a designer?

I am able to process and design from the sketch to final pieces.

Weaknesses as a designer?

Sometimes it is hard for me choose one single idea. Too many ideas at the same time.

What are your influences?

I like to employ visions of modern art and innovative forms of architecture in everything I create.

What's playing on your iPod when you're designing?

Usually opera or electronic music or some bubbha bar and rock.

Favorite material or fabric to work with?

Jersey and leather.

Item you're most proud of designing?

When I presented in Mercedes Benz fashion week for first time.

Favorite designer(s)?

Madame Gres, Cristobal Balenciaga, Alaia, Alexander McQueen, Karl Lagerfeld.




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FACTS

Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: ∼36 years old
Hometown: San Francisco De Macoris, Dominican Republic
Current Residence: New York, NY




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