Project Runway All-Stars kicks off January 5. Here, we refresh our memories about the designers who’ve set their sights on another shot at fashion glory.

Ever tire of the same old black and white? Mila Hermanovski doesn’t! In fact, she has built her career off of these two colors. During season 7 of Project Runway, she could not get enough of black and white, white and black, black, and white. However you can toss the two together, she was doing it. One tight aesthetic, added to her confident personality, earned Mila a ride to Fashion Week.

Basic Stats
Age: 41
Hometown: Dallas, TX
PR Season: Seven (2010)
Placement: Third

Project Runway History
Mila Hermanovski’s personality while on Project Runway season 7 proved to be anything but black and white, like that of her designs. Many fans of the show would probably describe her as too strong-willed and stubborn for their liking. Mila, on the other hand, sees it quite differently. In an interview with, she defended her case by blaming editing. Watch the 2010 Q&A:

Maybe her aesthetic needed some touches of color and the show’s producers decided to, for lack of better wording, give her a boost? It never hurts ratings to give a “bitchy edit,” either. However she was portrayed, when questioned about her final collection, Mila proudly stood by her choices:

Mila defends her black-and-white signature aesthetic to Tim Gunn

Post-Project Runway
The drama may be many months behind her, yet those classic shades remain for Mila. Since the showing of her shadow-inspired collection at the Fall 2010 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Mila has created striking works, all rooted in her beloved common denominator: Black and white. Both her Holiday 2010 and Rutilated 2011 fashions showcase edgy mod styles for the everyday woman.

milapiece1.pngPiece from Spring/Summer 2011 “Rutilated” Collection 

There is no doubt that Mila Hermanovski’s designs show signs that she can take the Project Runway: All- Stars stage, yet will we possibly see anything else but the humdrum black and white? Tune in January 5 on Lifetime to see how she fares against the other seasoned designers.

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Mondo Guerra
Kenley Collins
Michael Costello

Jillian Johnson
Contributing Writer

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Jilliane Johnson

Contributing Writer, BuddyTV