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 into 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.