Alex Snyder Designer


Age: 30

Hometown: Boca Raton/Delray Beach, Florida

Resides in:  San Francisco, CA

Favorite Designers: Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, and Christobal Balenciaga

Style Icon: Frida Kahlo, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich, the Mara sisters, Sia, and Kate Blanchet

Favorite past Project Runway Designer: Jay McCarroll

Fashion came naturally to Alex when he realized that he loved playing with the hotel sewing kits while traveling as a kid. He got his first mannequin at age 13 and self taught himself until college, where he has earned his Masters of Fine Art in Design with a minor in Merchandising. Snyder draws inspiration from the art of dressing, specifically 1940s and 1950s silhouette, as art deco is one of his favorite time periods, including seam lines, details and embroidery. Snyder currently owns and operates his own company, D.N.A., LLC (DBA The D.N.A. Group).

Why he’ll win?

Snyder is a well-rounded designer. His aesthetic and point of view are distinct. With tenure in the industry and respect for the traditions, he treats the Project Runway franchise with dignity and respect.