The Mitchell Perry Designer#designermitchell
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Currently Resides In: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Favorite Style Icon: Emma Stone, Emma Watson & Coco Rocha
Favorite Designers: Mary Katrantzou, Peter Pilotto, Georgina Chapman, Vera Wang & Cavalli
Favorite Past Runway Contestant: Christian Siriano & Christopher Palu
Nickname: Mitch Bitch
Florida born and raised Mitchell Jackson, the eldest of 4 boys, has led a challenging life. To escape his childhood family situation, Perry spent time alone in his room playing fantasy video games and began sketching new costumes as well as envisioning new characters and designing their fashions. He later received a Bachelors degree in fashion design from The Fashion Institute at Fort Lauderdale, even though he broke 9 needles on his first day of sewing class! These days he finds inspiration from his past experiences and uses his parents’ struggles with addiction to fuel him to be a better person. Perry is in love with the color green, and is most proud of a dress he designed which was displayed in the window at Saks.
Why He’ll win?
Having come from humble upbringings, Perry has had to fight to elevate his quality of life. He’s not looking to become famous, he’s looking to inspire those who also have to fight adversity as he has done. Humbly admitting there are others as deserving, he fully believes he is prepared and capable of winning.