Beth Hornsby-Hunt
31, Auckland
Fashion student

Not one to stick to the norm, Beth considers herself “refreshingly honest”. Seeing fashion as a freedom of expression, some of Beth’s previous designs include; skulls, zombies, blood splatter and even a taxidermied duckling or two.

Beth is not concerned about making friends and isn’t going to let anyone get in her way. She is there for the competition and to win.

What did you do to prepare for Project Runway?

I sat down with my tutor and went through every possible genre of fashion, talked about their origins, checked them out on Pinterest and did a lot of sketching!

How would your friends / family describe you?

Strong willed, determined, blunt, independent and “she walks to the beat of her own drum”.

How would you describe your personal style and your design aesthetic?

My personal style really does depend on the weather. Winter I’m in jeans and a bomber jacket. But come summer, I am pretty much a full blown 50s pinup girl!

What are your design strengths and weaknesses?

When it comes to design, drawing is my weakness. Trying to sketch something to convey my ideas is difficult for me, because I couldn’t sketch my way out of a paper bag. My strengths would have to be my technical ability and problem solving.

What is your point of difference as a designer?

As a designer I want to stay in touch with my customer. Everything I make is for an individual person and I love the face to face aspect of that. I’m willing and open to try different things and not put myself in a box. I think some designers get wrapped up in doing only what they like doing, and this stops them from growing and challenging themselves.