Ven Budhu is one of the contestants of Project Runway season 10. He graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in womenswear and spent his third year of college attending Polimoda in Florence, Italy. He claims that he has good taste and a keen eye for design. He likes capturing an emotion or an attitude and transforming it to a stunning visual impact.
-Designer of the Year - FIT graduating class of 2006
-Critic Award from designer Reem Acra
-Cotton Inc. winner for evening wear
-Saks Fifth Avenue winner for womenswear
-Third place from FGI Fashion Group International for women's ready-to-wear.
"There was always an interest in women's dresses. My sister always reminds me of stories when I was about 5 or 6 years old. She said I used to have her or my mom buy me large sheets of white oak tag craft paper at the local store. I would literally sit on the floor, look at the VHS cover of the classic animated movie "Beauty and the Beast" and draw Belle's gown in full-scale, with some embellishments of course. I think I officially knew I wanted to design when I was in elementary school. A passion for evening dresses were evident at a very young age."