Zayden went from being homeless to being the only Black man to graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design in his class. Behind every successful man stands a strong woman, in designer Zayden Skipper’s case it’s not one woman but a tribe of women who stood by him. The 32-year-old is all set to make his big debut on Bravo’s hit ‘Project Runway’ Season 19.
The show features 16 budding designers from across the United States and abroad, each ready to prove they have what it takes to showcase their collection at New York Fashion Week and be the next great name in fashion. Each 90-minute episode tests the contestants’ creativity and technique with challenges such as producing a “hauntingly” chic look, to an unconventional cocktail dress.
Who is Zayden Skipper?
Zayden was born on the south side of Chicago and was raised by strong women like his mother, grandmother, and aunts, who not only kept him grounded but also pushed him to achieve his full potential. Zayden was inspired to try his hand at stitching after seeing his mother and grandmother create lovely clothes for his sisters and him.
Zayden Skipper Wiki/Biography
|Real Name||Zayden Skipper|
|Age||32-yrs old (As of 2021)|
|Height||approx 5 feet 11 inches|
|Weight||approx 65 Kg|
|Body Stats||approx 44-28-40 inches|
|Biceps Size||23 inches|
|Shoe Size||16 (US)|
|Net Worth||$500 K – $600 K|
Some Facts about Zayden Skipper
Zayden also came up with his very own genre of fashion called “Urban Avant-Garde Streetwear” that embraces “The Culture.”
Although he has been in business for only one year, Zayden has managed to accomplish some amazing feats such as being featured in Vogue Italia, Teen Vogue, Essence, and WWD and was chosen to represent SCAD in the CFDA fashion future graduate.
His designs have been featured in Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue, France, and Hong Kong. In 2020, he worked with very prominent clients such as Tanya Sams, Tierra Wack, Paula Wallace, and Lori Harvey.
His proudest moment is designing an outfit for Keisha Lance Bottoms, the Mayor of Atlanta.
The extremely talented designer took to his Instagram to announce that he would be competing in ‘Project Runway’.
He wrote, “This was an interesting journey for me. I bared my soul and represented my culture.
Now come follow me on this journey #projectrunwaybravo #bravo #designer #zaydenthedesigner #blackdesigners #vogue #cfda.” We can’t wait to watch his journey on the show and learn more about him.
‘Project Runway’ Season 19 premieres on Thursday, October 14, at 9 pm ET/PT.