Project Runway Winner to Design Solar Clothing Collection for Spring 2011

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Project Runway's Seth Aaron Henderson's winning fall 2010 collection. Images courtesy of Lifetime.

While we're still enjoying the hip summer accessories of this summer season, the upcoming spring/summer 2011 collections, set to hit runways in fashion weeks around the globe, are hot on our radar. Among them is fashion designer Seth Aaron Henderson, winner of Lifetime's seventh season of Project Runway, who is designing an entire collection inspired by solar power, to be presented at Portland Fashion Week (PFW), a carbon-neutral production, on October 9. Not only will models be adorned in solar-powered clothing but they'll also be strutting down a runway assembled with black photovoltaic panels made by SolarWorld, PFW's renewable energy sponsor.
For inspiration, Seth Aaron Henderson, who hails from Portland, Oregon, toured SolarWorld's manufacturing plant in nearby Hillsboro. According to the press release, the designer is interested in exploring the technology's aesthetic possibilities and "draw on his passion for a domestically-manufactured solar solution to pressing energy, environmental, and economic challenges facing the country."

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Designer Seth Aaron. Courtesy photo.
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Seth Aaron tours SolarWorld plant. Photo: Fred Joe Photo

We hope Seth Aaron wields his magic, from winning Project Runway, to design this solar collection. After all, we've seen some ugly solar clothing and -- even if it can power our laptop -- it's just not cool.

Portland Fashion Week, spring/summer 2011, will take place October 6-10 in Portland, Oregon. Visit PFW, for more.

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