Project Runway is like American Idol in that it has produced an amazing array of talented designers who have succeeded in spite of falling short of nabbing the top prize. From Chris March to Jillian Lewis, there has been such a wealth of design prowess from the show’s contestants that just getting onto the show is an amazing feat, as well as a chance for great visibility for your brand.
Wesley Nault is one of the latest Project Runway contestants to launch his own line. After studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology and working for Marc Jacobs, he applied to the show in 2008 and landed a coveted spot on Season Five, though being booted rather early. Naturally, that did not put a damper on Wesley’s success as he went on to design uniforms for the new Yankee Stadium, as well as winning GEN ART’s New Garde grant in 2010.
Wesley’s Spring 2012 collection, “The Annunciation of the Virgin”, is absolutely stunning, echoing a sense of purity and ethereality. The designs are supremely feminine including high-waisted pencil skirts with side slits, bustiers and more. Detailing includes rosettes in black and white, cut outs and metallic spikes, among others.
The sheer dresses are surely a nod to Riccardo Tisci’s Spring 2011 collection for Givenchy. Beautiful in their own right, they are surely on trend as sheer dresses are one of the hottest looks for celebrities and “It” girls right now who are daring enough to wear them.
Kim Kardashian has been a fan of Wesley’s designs in the past and I can definitely see her rocking some of the looks from the Spring collection. With Ciara and Lady Gaga’s newfound ladylike style, they would also look great in these looks, as well as La La Anthony.
Project Runway is having an All-Stars season next year in which old contestants are brought back, so I am very interested in seeing whether or not Wesley is one of them.
Visit www.wesleynault.com for more information and see more looks from the Spring 2012 collection below.