Thursday, May 15, 2008

Project Runway: Jay McCarroll run-a-way

Do you still remember the "Project Runway's" first winner and most popular contestant, Jay McCarroll? As the winner of the show's first season, McCarroll was awarded $100,000 and a mentorship from Banana Republic.

However, he turned down the money and Banana Republic mentorship after winning the competition, he didn't want to immediately jump into designing a line. Jay said that the Banana Republic mentorship wasn't useful for someone like himself who already had experience in the business.

In Spring 2007, Jay having his first collection after walk-away from the shadow of "Project Runway", which sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States, reflecting his anti-fur stance. But than, beside Jay launched an online boutique and blog at, its the only fashion show until now.

When the media asking Jay will he show for spring 2008? he said: "Maybe I’ll do it again, maybe I won’t. I’m still trying to sort it out. Fashion is a very limited thing, and I want to do other projects that might be different. Housewares maybe. Or children’s fashion. Or art. Or performance."

Without big support by fashion leader company, how far that Jay will get going and remain his name on this fashion industries by only sell T-shirts and bags?

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