Meg grew up surrounded by fashion as her two grandmothers were heavily involved in it
Bravo’s hit “Project Runway” is back with a brand new season 19. The show features 16 budding designers from the United States and abroad, all ready to prove they have what it takes to showcase their collection at New York Fashion Week and be the next big name in fashion. Each 90-minute episode tests the creativity and technique of the participants with challenges ranging from creating a “haunting” chic look to an unconventional cocktail dress! One of the designers who will compete this season is Meg Ferguson.
To win “Project Runway” Season 19, Meg needs to impress the season’s judges – Elle Magazine Editor-in-Chief – Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth, former Teen Vogue Editor-in-Chief and co-host of “The” Talk, star designer Brandon Maxwell and mentor Christian Siriano. Meg is about celebrating diversity, be it in terms of genders or body size. If you want to learn more about this heavily inclusive designer, read on.
Who is Meg Ferguson?
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For a long time, the high fashion world and the catwalks were dominated by wafer-thin models who flaunted haute couture. Thanks to the changing mindset and demands for inclusivity, the fashion industry is slowly opening up to plus-size models and outfits. Meg Ferguson, 35, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has always been a pretty strong advocate of body positivity and will give the world a glimpse during her stay on Bravo’s Project Runway.
Meg grew up surrounded by fashion as her two grandmothers were very busy with it. While her grandma Betty was a seamstress and taught her to sew, her grandma Nona ran a children’s clothing store. She was taught quilting and embroidery at a young age, preparing for a career in fashion. After graduating from Metropolitan Community College with a degree in fashion design, Meg got her first job in creative costuming at Walt Disney World. She later went to FIT for a degree in fashion merchandising management and traveled the world making one-of-a-kind costumes for multiple companies.
Today Meg has her own company The Atelier Co., which combines high quality materials with refined and classically informed design. Her goal is to celebrate gender fluidity and design for everyone, and to empower bodies that most designers don’t encourage. On the brand’s website, she explains: “We do what we do because we live our lives in our clothes. We believe that the clothes we wear should be worthy of such a task. Fashion can be a powerful tool of influence. Why not have the best? Quality tool you can get? A tool that is tailored to your body so that you feel confident and powerful every time you put it on. “
‘Project Runway’ Season 19 premieres on Thursday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET / PT.