Swapnil Shinde from "Project Runway 2015" is one of the contestants in Season 14 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. He is a 33-year-old designer from Mumbai, India.

Swapnil Shinde was always fascinated by fashion and as it is a new industry in India, he has risen to the top very quickly. He studied at the prestigious NIFT in Mumbai as well as in Milan, and has owned his own label for the past nine years, creating and selling glamorous, wearable art.

Why will Shinde win? His futuristic take on traditional Indian women's wear will set apart from the designer, keeping everyone on their toes.

Here is an interview with Shinde:

When did you realize you had designer potential?

At the age of 10.

Have you won any awards for your designs?

Three young achiever in fashion awards.

Strengths as a designer? 


Weaknesses as a designer?


Biggest fear as a designer?

Not getting creative satisfaction.

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

It's been a dream for ten years. I've auditioned four times before.

Challenge you wish they'd bring back?

Unconventional material challenge.

Challenge you hope they don't?


What's your take on team challenges?

Hate them because I cannot work under anyone nor can I assign tasks.

Do you think you can win "Project Runway"?

Yes, because I shall bring proactive fashion back, which is missing.

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Where does he live? Find out here.

Age: ∼34 years old
Hometown: Mumbai, India
Current Residence: Mumbai, India

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