Mychael Knight Passes Away

It’s with a heavy heart that I report “Project Runway” designer Mychael Knight passed away early Tuesday morning outside of Atlanta.

He was 39.

The Knight family released the following statement about Mychael’s death:

We are still processing the untimely death of our son, brother, friend, and uncle. Mychael meant everything to us and we loved him dearly.

He was generous and so full of life. This is how we choose to remember his legacy.

Last month, Mychael teamed up with Korto Momolu for the “The MKKM Experience,” where both designers unveiled their SS18 collections during New York Fashion Week.

He’s pictured below with a few of the models.

 

The fashion designer died after being checked into a Georgia hospital with intestinal issues, according to TMZ.

He revealed in July that he’d been battling Irritable Bowel Syndrome for the past five years.

Via Obvious Magazine:

Knight broke into the fashion industry in Atlanta, Georgia by working as an intern at Wilbourn Exclusives in 2001 and then by becoming a Fashion Stylist in the music industry in 2002.

In 2005, Knight auditioned for the second season of the Bravo network reality television series, Project Runway, but he was not accepted as a Season Two Contestant. In 2006, Knight reauditioned for Project Runway, and this time he was accepted as a contestant for season three. Knight went on to win season three’s Fan Favorite award and to place fourth in the overall competition.

In 2007, Knight introduced his label, Mychael Knight, on BET’s Rip the Runway and he designed a line of custom tees for the Starbucks Corporation.

In 2008, Knight launched Kitty & Dick, his female and male lingerie label, and his unisex fragrance, MajK.

On August 20, 2009, the Project Runway: All-Star Challenge aired on Lifetime Television. Knight joined Daniel Vosovic and Santino Rice of season two, Jeffrey Sebelia and Uli Herzner of season three, Chris March and Sweet P of season four, and Korto Momolu of season five in a special, “one-shot” competition where the winner, Daniel Vosovic, received $100,000.

On March 17, 2010, Mychael Knight debuted his Fall/Winter 2010 line at Charleston Fashion Week in Charleston, South Carolina.

In 2013, Knight became a contestant on Project Runway: All Stars (season 3).

Rest in paradise, Mychael.

My condolences and prayers to the Knight family.