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Kahindo Mateene from "Project Runway" is one of the contestants in Season 12 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. She is a 34-year-old fashion designer and the owner of the fashion line, Modahnik. She is currently living in Chicago, Illinois, but grew up in Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Here is an interview with Kahindo Mateene:

Describe your family:

I am the fourth of five siblings. I have three older brothers and one younger sister. Both my parents are deceased.

Past jobs?

Human resources specialist (resigned May 11, 2012).

When did you realize you had designer potential?

After I showed some of my designs to some friends and they put in orders.

First garment you ever made?

My senior collection from design school is the first pieces that I made that I am really proud of.

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

I have a BFA in Fashion Design from the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago and a BA in International Business & Economics, minor in Spanish, from Blackburn College.

Strengths as a designer?

Use of color and prints as well as designing to accentuate a woman's body. Attention to detail

Weaknesses as a designer?

Draping.

What are your influences?

My African culture and heritage. Travels to places such as Puerto Rico and Cape Town.

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

Eclectic mix, which includes Adele, The Script, P-Square (Nigerian artist), Mbilia-Bel (Congolese artist), Madonna, "The Voice."

Item you're most proud of designing?

My spring-summer 2013 collection from my brand Modahnik.

Favorite designer(s)?

Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Peter Pilotto, Mary Katrantzou.




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Where does Kahindo Mateene live? Find out here.

Age: ∼37 years old
Hometown: Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Current Residence: Chicago, IL





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