“I really believe in what [Joshua McKinley] does with tanks and how innovative he can be, and we'll be working together more,” he told the publication. “This seed money will help him push his business. I really believe in him and the passion behind everything he does.”
Auld is the second winner in “Project Runway: All Stars'” history and won the title over fierce competitors Emilio Sosa and Uli Herzner. Auld’s winning collection, “A Thin Line,” focused on the on trend color-blocking and cutout red carpet obsession. His opening look received high praise from designer Isaac Mizrahi, who called it the best dress he has ever seen on the reality show.
In addition to the cash prize, Auld won the opportunity to create a custom capsule collection for Nine West, a Brother Sewing and Embroidery studio, an all-expenses paid trip around the world to attend fashion week in cities including London, Paris, Milan and Tokyo, and a HP and Intel technology suite. The prize also comes with a fashion spread in, and one year contributing editor position with Marie Claire magazine.
According to the publication, Auld also plans to show his new collection at a few more shows and work with Nine West on the capsule collection. “I'll be showing at quite a few fashion weeks down south -- NOLA, Birmingham -- and then I'm going to California -- El Paseo, Palm Springs.”
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