Diana Eng

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Diana Eng
Diana Eng, Fairytale Fashion, Eyebeam Open Studios- Fall 2009, 20091023.10D.55465.P1.L1.SQ.BW, SML.jpg
Born 1983 (age 30–31)
Residence Living in New York City
Education Rhode Island School of Design
Occupation fashion designer
Television Project Runway Season 2 (9th)

Diana Eng (born 1983 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American fashion designer and was a contestant on the second season of the reality television program Project Runway. She attended Stanton College Preparatory School and later the Rhode Island School of Design. Eng's work has been featured on the cover of i-D magazine and in the Boston Globe. Eng held a major fashion show after the success of Project Runway and had model Diana Georgie as the opening catwalker.

Project Runway[edit]

Eng was eliminated in the sixth episode, the Banana Republic challenge, along with fellow contestant Marla Duran.

During the fifth episode, in which designers had to create a party dress for Nicky Hilton, Daniel Vosovic referred to her as "Dirty Diana" because of the way she danced at the party.

In the finale, Chloe Dao picked Diana to help with the final challenge of designing an additional garment. Chloe was selected as the winner of Project Runway Season 2.

Recent news[edit]

One of Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Collection designs

Diana, who helped popularize the term "Fashion Nerd," earned top honors at Yahoo!'s "Hack Day"

The winning project, called Blogging In Motion, combined a camera, a handbag, a pedometer and the Flickr API to create a device that takes a picture after every few steps and then automatically blogs those pictures. The device was created by Diana Eng, Emily Albinski and Audrey Roy, pictured to the right along with the device.
 
— Michael Arrington [1]

Her book, Fashion Geek: Clothes Accessories Tech is a DIY book that teaches how to make electronic fashions published by North Light Books.

Diana holds an Amateur Radio licence with the call-sign KC2UHB[2] and has made instructional ham-radio videos.[3][4] In March 2010, she joined the ARRL Public Relations committee.[5]

In February 2010, she held a one-woman fashion show at Eyebeam entitled "The Fairytale Fashion Collection" featuring garments with EL wire, LEDs and various sensors.[6]

In 2013, she was featured in CNN's The Next List where she demonstrated her use of integrated conductive thread that enables a dress to light up without any traditional wiring. In this episode Diana Eng was filmed shopping for inspiration at CJS Sales in the garment Center of NYC [1]

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