SOLAR IS THE NEW BLACK
When Project Runway designer Seth Aaron Henderson first announced that he was creating a solar-inspired fashion collection, he was immediately inundated with links to solar-powered clothing. His response was less than positive. “What. The. Hell?” Henderson tells Ecouterre. “They’re ill-fitting and poorly designed. It was if someone said, ‘How can I glue a solar panel, patch some wires, and make an iPod work?’”
The audience will get a visual interpretation of photovoltaic panels, not a “literal replication,” Henderson says.
When Henderson debuts his line at Portland Fashion Week in October, what the audience will get is a visual interpretation of photovoltaic panels, not a “literal replication,” he says. In keeping with the event’s theme, “Solar is the New Black,” the catwalk will be paved with SolarWorld’s new, sleek, high-performance solar panels.
Henderson will be joined by fellow Project Runway alumni Jonathan Peters and Jay Sario, all of whom will be presenting their first collections since their television appearances.
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