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“Nothing feels better than hearing feedback from a girl who’s 22 and a woman who’s 65, and they both respond to my clothes.”

Mila Hermanovski The season seven Project Runway finalist is a Dallas native whose artistic ambitions began when she attended Greenhill School. After studying apparel design at the Rhode Island School of Design and toiling as an assistant at Calvin Klein, she began working in the world of TV and movie costume design. The L.A.-based designer’s creations have appeared in Tron: Legacy, Star Trek Into Darkness and the ABC show Castle, among other productions. But Hermanovski’s yearning to dress the public in ready-to-wear never wavered, and in 2010, she was approached about trying out for Project Runway — she went on to be one of three finalists in season seven. 28

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Since her spring 2011 collection debut at Los Angeles Fashion Week, she’s been crafting her eponymous line, showing a penchant for versatile, futuristic sportswear in a mix of fabrics. “I do use a lot of black, but I like for there to be texture and dimension, so I like to play with different fabrics in the same garment to make it interesting,” Hermanovski says. “Why just do the same pocket, when you can do leather?” To that end, she’s created components such as loose, enveloping tops and jackets as well as numerous leggings featuring patterns incorporating soft knits and sturdy leather accents. Her

holiday-themed line sparkles with touches of bronze and shimmer meant to light up the room. Despite the comfort factor of her clothes, however, Hermanovski always keeps an eye on sex appeal, and ultimately, she takes joy in designing for a wide spectrum of women. “Nothing feels better than hearing feedback from a girl who’s 22 and a woman who’s 65, and they both respond to my clothes.” Hermanovski’s apparel is carried at the Snider Plaza boutique Piermarini.

Dallas Hotel Magazine - Winter 2014  

In this issue, we profile Kay Bailey Hutchison, one of the most recognizable figures in Texas politics. We also take a look at some forward-...

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