On Friday, a few hours after the Project Runway 3 fashion show, the show’s prize-rejecting first season winner Jay McCarroll presented his first post-show collection at Fashion Week. Photos of his collection and a video of the runway show are on Olympus Fashion Week’s site.
Titled Transport, it was “an edgy collection of men’s and women’s gear,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The paper says the collection “is a myriad of softer-edge separates: jumpers, graphic T’s, fitted jackets, skinny jeans, and wide-legged pants in bold color ranges. The clothing definitely skews young and thin, but McCarroll’s deft mixing of prints, patchwork and solids gives the ensembles a heightened level of sophistication.”
His show was underwritten in part by The Humane Society of the United States, who “decided to underwrite tonight’s show (though it won’t say how much it provided) after getting wind of McCarroll’s staunch antifur stance.” The paper notes that “[i]t costs $26,000 to book space in the Bryant Park tents alone, McCarroll said; with lighting, music, models, hair styling, makeup and public relations, the price tag for a Fashion Week show can easily be about $100,000.”
Finally, the Inquirer also reports that Jay has “lost about 15 pounds since the days of Runway … and has quit smoking.”