"I think if you're misunderstood then you have something really good going on." --Mondo Guerra
Mondo is back on the runway January 16, 2014 as one of three mentors guiding a new generation of designers on Tim Gunn's new show Under the Gunn on Lifetime!
Denver fashion designer Mondo Guerra has big dreams. After a runner-up finish on Lifetime's Project Runway season eight, Mondo went on to claim victory on the debut season of Project Runway All Stars. His innovative style and bold designs have captured the fashion world's imagination, while his work in HIV/AIDS education has helped cultivate the important conversation about the epidemic.
Mondo's exclusive eyewear collection with national optical boutique SEE hit shelves in fall 2013. Inspired by 1960s TV shows and pop culture, the collection features playful prints and eye-catching frames, with a portion of sales benefiting amFAR. Mondo is also excited to offer the first designs on his personal label, Mondo Guerra, in early 2014.
Mondo has also teamed up with Merck for I Design, a national education campaign underscoring the importance for people living with HIV/AIDS to talk with their doctors about important treatment goals. Mondo courageously revealed his HIV-positive status on Project Runway season eight after he created the challenge-winning print "Pozitivity," inspired by his own experience with the virus. The disclosure came after more than 10 years of personal silence.
Mondo continues to advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness with appearances throughout the country. He resides in Denver where he and his team strive to grow his brand and business.