Former Project Runway contestant Laurie Underwood returned to her hometown of metro Detroit on Feb. 18 to reveal her new collection for her line “Wanda Grace” to fashionistas at the Pink Pump boutique.
The evening started off with wine, light refreshments (the chocolate covered strawberries were to die for) and shopping Pink Pump’s selection of shoes, clothing and accessories.
As guests settled in more, models took to podiums in the center of the boutique to showcase pieces from Wanda Grace (pictured above). The collection features one-of-a-kind, standout pieces for women, which Underwood says were inspired by her desire to “redress” the woman. A philosophy that Underwood takes seriously, redressing the woman to her means creating pieces that have a hint of femininity and sophistication but can still fit seamlessly in the modern woman’s wardrobe.
Underwood also participated in a laid back Q&A session. She covered everything from where she gets her inspiration from, how she funds her collection and, of course, her feelings about being on Project Runway. For those of who didn’t watch Project Runway season 14, the season that Underwood was on, she made it to the top 7 spot in the competition. While the Detroit-native now lives and designs in Chicago, she assured the crowd that she mentioned her Motor City-roots multiple times while filming the show (although it didn’t make it on air) and is very proud to be a graduate of Cass Tech.
Overall, Underwood’s reveal of her collection at the Pink Pump further cements the metro Detroit area’s fashion klout. Wanda Grace is currently available for pre-order and will be released fall of this year.
To learn more about Laurie Underwood’s new collection, visit www.wandagrace.com.