Erin Robertson arrived at her “Project Runway” audition wearing a glittery top, glittery pants, and towering cat-printed Miu Miu pumps, because why not?
The recent MassArt grad, 29, is slated to appear on the show’s 15th season, which kicks off Sept. 15 on Lifetime.
Behind the glitter and valley-girl drawl, artistically-minded Robertson is as intelligent as she is dazzling.
The bespectacled, ice-blonde fashion maven is something of a rarity in Boston, a city that isn’t known for breaking boundaries artistically or in fashion. But she likes it that way.
“I don’t think Boston is fashionable by any means—Boston’s never tried to be fashionable and I don’t think it ever will be, to be honest. But I think that Boston has something else that’s cooler,” she says. For Roberston, that “coolness” is the constant innovation going on around the Hub; whether the cutting-edge ideas are coming from artists or engineers, she explains that it’s all relevant.
As a fashion design and fibers double major, Robertson is fascinated by the structure of garments and creates her own textiles. After sheepishly admitting that I didn’t know what “fibers” was, Robertson says with a laugh, “it’s the coolest.”