Despite her many personal struggles, Sabrina is extremely excited and proud to be a part of ‘Project Runway’.
‘Project Runway’ is back with a brand new season 19! The hugely popular Bravo Show features 16 budding designers around the world, all ready to prove they have what it takes to showcase their collection at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) and the next big name in the world To be fashionable. 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!
Sabrina Spanta is one of 16 designers who will compete in Season 19 of ‘Project Runway’ to not only showcase their collection at NYFW, but also to take home the cash prize of $ 250,000. The budding designer has to impress jurors Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth, Brandon Maxwell and mentor Christian Siriano to win the competition. Before Sabrina’s big debut on ‘Project Runway’, let’s take a closer look at her life and learn more about her.
Who is Sabrina Spanta?
Sabrina Spanta is a 29 year old fashion designer from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The young designer has to deal with some hardships early on in her life. When the Afghan war broke out, the Spanta family fled the country and sought refuge in a refugee camp in Pakistan. Unfortunately, Sabrina lost her mother during the trip. In 2000, the designer and her siblings were adopted by their great aunt, who lived in the USA. The designer regards her aunt as her “real mother”.
Sabrina’s love of clothing design came from watching her father work as a tailor in Afghanistan. In 2013 she created her self-titled line Sanowber and received recognition at numerous events and publications such as Charleston Fashion Week, St. Louis Fashion Week, CNN News and others. She takes inspiration from modern architecture for the silhouettes and shapes of the clothes she creates. Sabrina’s passion for patterns and embroidery comes from her diverse cultural experiences. Her most recent creation, X-Pant, was inspired by her rich Afghan heritage.
In an Instagram post she explained the inspiration behind the pants with: “BEYOND THE X-PANT Deeply inspired by my Afghan roots, the X-Pant was created from the traditional clothing of Afghan men called” Peran Tumban “. The Afghan turban has been around for over A symbol of power, masculinity and exclusivity for 40 years, the X-Pant is a reconfigured version of the Peran Tumban that aims to bring power back to women. The X-Pant is a symbol of liberation, elegance and versatility . #SheWearsThePants. “
The latest news of the Taliban’s overthrow of the Afghan government shocked the world, and Sabrina was no exception. In another post she described the needs and challenges that Afghan women face under the Taliban regime. “#FREEAFGHANWOMEN 25 years ago I was in exactly the position that thousands of Afghan women find themselves in today. I and my family fled the war in Afghanistan to a refugee camp in Pakistan. It has become my life’s work in the face of hopelessness for the women in Afghanistan and to pass on my experiences, “she shared. “When I went to my interview with Local 4, I emphasized the inequality women are currently facing in Afghanistan. I believe the only way to help is by giving women the education they deserve To do your part, visit the link in our bio.
Knowledge is power. There is a need for action. Afghan life is important. Women deserve basic human rights, “emphasized Sabrina.
Despite her many personal problems, Sabrina is very excited and proud to be a part of ‘Project Runway’. “Never in my entire life did I think I’d be on the Project Runway with such talented designers. It was the best roller coaster ride and I’m so grateful for @bravotv and @projectrunway. I’m so happy to be the first Afghan too be woman on the show as well as having this opportunity in the first place. I hope that I can inspire little girls and boys all over the world to make their dreams come true, only I got the chance. I can’t wait to see you too expect to see everything. Everything is possible. #ProjectRunway #bravotv #entertainmenttonight, “wrote the designer.
We can’t wait to see Sabrina’s journey on the show and learn more about her life.
‘Project Runway’ Season 19 premieres on Thursday, October 14 at 9 p.m. ET / PT.