South Carolina designer Sergio Hudson is determined to prove that Southern designers have what it takes to succeed in the fashion industry. Hudson hates over-embellishments and believes that his strongest skill is constructing structured, but feminine pieces. He is currently working on the second collection of his namesake women's line, "The Sergio Hudson woman is a vision of a lifestyle." Hudson graduated from Bauder College with an Associate degree in Fashion Design. The father of three is looking to take the next steps in the career that he feels defines him -- "I am fashion and it is me. I couldn't live without it."