Kenley Collins
Kenley Collins
Pompano Beach, FL
Fashion Designer
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Kenley Collins was a contestant and one of the most talented designers on the fifth season of Project Runway. As also one of the "Project Runway All Stars", a series of twelve one-hour episodes featuring past contestants competing in a series of challenges.

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Born and raised in Pompano Beach, Kenley is the youngest daughter of a tugboat captain. She began her career in fashion at the age of 16, when she started buying vintage clothing and reconstructing them for herself and friends. After graduating from Florida State University with a marketing degree, Kenley found herself in New York City with a sales job for Missy Wear. No longer than a week later, she was promoted to a design position where she was able to blossom in the industry. Since then, she has been working on her own line and has begun freelancing and teaching in her spare time.

Challenges Won Edit

Episode 3: Bright Lights/Big City

The designers were tasked to create a look of their choice inspired by the vibrant nightlife of New York City. Tim Gunn drove the designers around the city via a sightseeing tour bus, then provided them with digital cameras to take photographs of their inspiration. Four groups of designers were dropped off at different stops and had an hour to take their photos. They were given $100 and one day to complete their design. The winner received immunity for the next challenge.

The four groups and their assigned stopovers are as follows:

Challenges Lost Edit

Episode 14: Finale Part II

Prior to the runway show, the finalists, who each had twelve outfits ready for the runway, were informed that they would only be able to show ten, forcing last minute editing of their collections. The guest judge was originally scheduled to be Jennifer Lopez, but she was unable to participate due to a foot injury and was replaced by Tim Gunn. Following the presentation of all three collections, the judges stated that Leanne Marshall had created the best collection, and named her the winner of Season Five of Project Runway.

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  • You can see photos of Kenley here!
  • You can see photos of Kenley's Designs on Project Runway here!
  • You can see photos of Kenley's final runway show here!
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