Emily Brandle is an American fashion designer best known as a contestant on the fifth season of the reality competition television series Project Runway, in 2008.
Emily grew up in Sacramento, California and attended the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, where she learned the business aspect of fashion.
She mastered the skills of trade shows, wholesale buying and press, all which helped reach her goal of designing her own collection.
Emily has worked with XoXo, La Blanca, DKNY, Rozae Nichols, and Jeremy Scott. As a sales and press manager for Hysteric Glamour, Emily traveled back and forth from Japan 10 times in two years.
In 2006, she launched a design team called "Smoke and Mirrors," which has become a successful LA brand.
The biggest fashion influences in Emily's life have been her friends, her family, and her traveling experiences.