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Dom Streater from "Project Runway" is one of the contestants in Season 12 of the Lifetime reality fashion design competition series. She is a 24-year-old designer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Here is an interview with Dom Streater:

Describe your family:

Very close-knit Southern family from New Orleans. They are loud and unapologetically honest, but I love them all the more!

Current occupation?

Animal caretaker.

Past jobs?

Restaurant hostess.

Pets?

1 tuxedo cat named
Dom Streater in "Project Runway 12"
Dom Streater Project Runway 12
Jinx and a turtle named Guadalupe.

Nicknames?

Domo, I earned in college, because I was obsessed with Japanese art; Domino Brown Sugar a close friend gave me, because I'm sweet, of course. ;-)

When did you realize you had designer potential?

I was a total DIY punk in high school. When I started getting lots of compliments and requests, I realized, "Hmm there may be something there."

First garment you ever made?

I made a denim one-shoulder bell-sleeve top from a couple of pair of jeans I had. My mom almost killed me.

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

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Fashion Design from Moore College of Art and Design in Philly.

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

I won critics' awards for my children's wear in college and I also won a Fashion Group International design competition for a hand-painted tie-dye satin gown I designed.

Strengths as a designer?

I am chock-full of innovation and creativity.

Weaknesses as a designer?

I have lots of ideas, which means I have a tendency to jump from concept to concept, but in fashion, when is multitasking ever a bad thing?

What are your influences?

Minimalism, the street culture in any city, music, modern art, graphic novels.

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

Sneakerpimps, "Empire of the Sun," Santigold, Matt and Kim, Alt J.

Item you're most proud of designing?

A collection of quilted cycling jackets and coats I did for my senior thesis.

Favorite designer(s)?

Helmut Lang, Calvin Klein, Alexander Wang, Lanvin.




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DOM STREATER (PROJECT RUNWAY): FACTS

Where does Dom Streater live? Find out here.

Age: ∼26 years old
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current Residence: Philadelphia, PA





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