Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Twin Cities designer to compete on Project Runway

Author:

Tim Navarro, who with his twin brother designs for the Minneapolis-based TIM + THOM clothing label, is one of 18 contestants on the new season of "Project Runway," which premieres July 24.

Navarro, 32, is the sixth Twin Cities designer to compete on the show, according to the Star Tribune.

Navarro specializes in menswear, and is known locally for his fine tailoring and versatile pieces such as bike-to-work wear, the St. Paul Pioneer Press notes.

Navarro and his brother Thom Navarro were co-owners of the recently closed "You and Me" boutique in Uptown. The two of them have joined with other event producers, designers and artists to start a production company called the Cult Collective, which will produce events that combine fashion, music, film and food.

The Navarros produced a runway event, the Blackhearts Ball, in February, which was reviewed in Lavender magazine.

Navarro said on the Project Runway website that he and his brothers are self-taught.

"You could say my mom taught me to sew too. My twin brother and I would have to alter our own clothes by hand if we didn’t like the hand-me-downs we received from our brothers and sister."

Navarro will be the sixth Twin Cities area designer to compete on "Project Runway." The first was Katherine Gerdes, followed by Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman (now based in New York), Christopher Straub, Danielle Everine and Raul Osorio.

No Twin Cities designer has ever won the competition, but Navarro said in his online profile that he's confident about his chances.

"I feel that my background in tailoring lends itself to my success with in the show. I just have to allow my creativity to take control. The rest is just muscle memory."

"Project Runway" airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. on the Lifetime cable TV channel.

Two videos profiling Navarro are posted on the program's website, along with his profile and a family photo album.

This embed is invalid

This embed is invalid

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-11-25 at 7.53.37 AM

Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

Rosaleia Shelton

Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington

The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.

hospital, emergency room

Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide

The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 5-0 with win over Jacksonville

The Gophers are establishing momentum early in the season.

Anthony Edwards

Ant's massive slam leads Timberwolves to fifth straight win

The dunk didn't count, but provided the highlight of the night.

Cam Talbot / Minnesota Wild

WIld arrive late, Cam Talbot stays on point to beat Devils

Despite a 30-minute delay, the Wild picked up a 3-2 victory.

Screen Shot 2021-11-24 at 4.10.54 PM

Appeal to find 35-year-old missing from Oak Grove home

Police say he's not believed to be in danger.

vote, election

7 MN Republicans urge states to audit 2020 election results

There has been no evidence of significant fraud in any single U.S. state.

child vaccine pexels

How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccine dose?

The governor says the state has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the U.S.

police lights

Seven juveniles arrested in connection with stolen vehicles in Woodbury

Woodbury authorities have issued a warning following a spate of auto thefts.

Related

You can catch a Twin Cities designer in the new series of Project Runway

The 36-year-old makes her national TV debut next month.

Twin Cities fashion designer may bring some spice to Project Runway

A colleague says Raul Osorio is very dedicated to his aesthetic and stands behind his work. Those are ingredients that could stir up the kind of attitude and drama favored by reality television shows such as Project Runway. The Twin Cities designer is part of the cast for the season that begins airing this week.

Red carpet leads out the door for Twin Cities designer on 'Project Runway'

Minneapolis designer Raul Osorio was cut from the Lifetime reality show "Project Runway" on Thursday, after a challenge in which he and a partner had to design a high-fashion dress worthy of an Emmy Awards red-carpet stroll.