Ferguson said her background has helped prepare her for whatever challenges the “Project Runway” producers may throw at her.
“The Atelier Co. and my career in costuming has made me into a ‘sewing machine’ — pun intended,” she said. “I know that I can make anything for anybody, and it’s my goal (on ‘Project Runway’) to show my vast range and my skill set.”
Some of the challenges the contestants will face this season include creating a “hauntingly” chic look for Halloween; using faux fur to create something avant-garde; giving an unconventional twist to the simple cocktail dress; and creating special outfits for cast members of Bravo’s popular “Real Housewives” series.
Christian Siriano, the winner of the fourth season of “Project Runway,” will be the mentor to the contestants, with Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth serving as principal judges.
Guest judges this season will include actors Billy Porter and Taraji P. Henson, supermodels Karlie Kloss and Gigi Hadid, fashion designers Jason Wu and Christopher John Rogers, and TV host Andy Cohen.
While Ferguson is certainly hoping to win the top prize, she also has other goals she hopes being on “Project Runway” will help her achieve.
“My goal for going on ‘Project Runway’ is to attract investors to my company,” she said. “I want to make clothes for all bodies. I believe everyone deserves to look and feel great in their garments, and to know where the materials came from and who made them. I don’t make a mass inventory because I don’t want to add to the waste that the fashion industry creates. Everything I do is made to measure, crafted for you, by me.”