The winner of season seven opened up about his inspiration, future plans, and his time in front of the camera!
Although the competition was tough during the season finale of Project Runway last night, in the end Seth Aaron, the 38-year-old from Vancouver, came out on top with his collection inspired by the German military. Seth, who got his first sewing machine as a Christmas present from his wife just five years ago, said his ability to define his style aesthetic early on was definitely one of his biggest advantages. “It’s important to show them [the judges] who you are and to stay consistent.” He said in the end, the fact that he was the only contestant to present a cohesive collection is what put him in first place. And although his inspiration, the German military from the ’40s, can be viewed as controversial, he said he didn’t mean to offend anyone by his choice. “It’s how you take it, I have no love for that party whatsoever but I have met tons of people, Germans, who lived through it, the point and the statement is what I drew from it,” he said. “I wanted to put on a show, I wanted to make a statement and after I’m gone you’re still gonna remember it and that’s what i did.”
Seth, who said he does his best work under pressure, opened up about the unique experience. “I wouldn’t change it and I would do it again,” he said. “You can definitely see the different personalities and who’s not used to it and who’s not comfortable in that environment. Personally, that’s my favorite environment to be in, that’s what I love about this industry and what I do.”
So, when can we expect to see him next? “I would love to have a department store line, but I need a manufacturer to do that,” he said. “I sew everything myself, I can’t work full time as a stylist and sew full time for stores.” Seth said he plans to return to New York Fashion Week, and although is focusing on his women’s wear, he said he sees a men’s line, “in the future and I wouldn’t rule out children’s either!” But right now, he’s just planning on taking it easy and enjoying his big win with his family! “I have to get home and clear my head a minute!” After that whirlwind experience, we couldn’t agree more, Seth!