It is with great sadness we report that designer Mychael Knight has passed away at age 39. According to Obvious Mag, he died at 7:25am EST outside of Atlanta, Georgia on October 17, 2017.

A champion of cut and color, the Atlanta native made his mark in the fashion industry when he placed 4th in Season 3 of Project Runway. After completing the show, he went on to pour fire to his eponymous label, Mychael Knight, with a custom clientele.

I first met Michael at an event in Atlanta’s Lenox Mall, and we promised to stay in touch. We reconnected during Palm Spring’s Fashion Week, where I was mesmerized by his wind catching gowns and luxurious fabrics.

I was so transfixed that I made sure I wore Mychael Knight to the 2016 BET Awards, and a gala afterwards.

I actually uncovered one of his dresses this past weekend, and promised myself I would reach out to him anew.

How unfortunate that such a unique talent has gone way too soon.

May he rest in peace.
Read another tribute to Mychael here. Visit his website here.

Claire’s Life, Fashion News, Mychael Knight


Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.


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