Edgy and fashion-forward Vancouver, WA? Actually, yes.

Apr 23, 2010, 3:25 AM | Updated: Mar 28, 2011, 3:46 pm

Project Runway fans, how excited are you about Seth Aaron?!

If you’ve never heard of Project Runway – the only reality show I watch (okay, I’ll confess to Real Housewives too) – there are various challenges each week ending with some unknown designer’s dream coming true. Three finalists presented the fashion collection they’ve designed during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.

project-runway-SethAaron 320Seth Aaron Henderson won! He lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife and two children. Vancouver? Yes, the city is more “fashion forward” than most people think.

“A little known fact is that we’ve got a company here that is manufacturing high-end denim clothing,” says Kim Bennett, president and CEO of Vancouver Tourism USA .

Agave Denim makes jeans worn by Hollywood celebrities Bruce Willis and Katharine McPhee and others. The owner relocated from Los Angeles because he liked the quality of life better in Washington’s fourth largest city. Bennett says artists and boutique wineries thrive in Vancouver.

Seth Aaron’s mom, who also lives in Vancouver, didn’t want to talk to me earlier this week out of fear she’d spoil the finale. Now I understand why. She already knew her son won. She did tell me Seth Aaron wanted to be a designer when he was eight years old.

Henderson, 38, is a self-taught designer. He was working as a stylist before he bought a sewing machine five years ago and started pursuing his dream. Seth Aaron produced a line of clothing out of the basement of his Vancouver home prior to getting his big shot on Project Runway.

“I wanted to come in being creative and innovative,” Henderson said after winning last night. “I’m coming in to make a statement and make people remember.”

His reaction when Heidi Klum said the magic words, “Congratulations, you are the winner.”

“When she said that to me it just was like, I was waiting and waiting and the anxiety…a lot of emotion came up.”

Henderson’s designs are edgy and highly-tailored. Here’s a sample of the outfits he created during the show, courtesy Lifetime television. Love the stripe tights in one of his finale outfits.

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Congratulations Seth Aaron! I do realize, Project Runway isn’t for everyone. I enjoy watching it with my daughter who wants to be a fashion designer in a few years.

What reality shows, if any, are you still into?

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Edgy and fashion-forward Vancouver, WA? Actually, yes.