fäde zu grau Designer


Age: 45

Hometown: Altdöbern, East-Germany

Currently Resides in: Coral Gables, FL

Favorite Designers: Karl Lagerfeld

Favorite Past Project Runway Designer: Jay McCarroll


Though he knew from a very young age he wanted to be a designer, fäde zu grau has had a bevy of odd jobs throughout his life from a book printer, dispatcher in a hospital, house painter, vinyl plotter, and then finally as a graphic designer. A self-taught designer, grau gets inspiration from the street, both the past and present. His favorite material to work with is organic cotton and likes to be edgy in his designs. His proudest design moment was when he created bags without any knowledge of bag-making! Grau loves to hang out in his front porch with his husband, or any dance floor that plays ‘80s music where he can dance freestyle and hip hop.


Why He’ll win?

With no formal design training, Fade brings his one-of-a-kind, natural take on fashion to the competition.