When Faber-Castell offered Valerie Mayen the opportunity to be part of our Fashion Fusion Collaborative Challenge, she couldn’t resist. Valerie signed on to host the fashion show at The After Party, where the winners of our Fashion Fusion Collaborative Challenge get to walk the runway and meet her!
If you’re like most of us and have been a fan of Project Runway, then you already know of Valerie Mayen.
Valerie made her own personal “Project Runway” long before the reality television series was a gleam in some cable TV producer’s eye. As a child, she turned hand-me-downs into coveted fashions.
In 2008, she started her own design business, Yellowcake, and created an online presence for her work. Her garments were well-received and gained national attention on the award winning reality series Project Runway where she competed to much praise in Season 8. She earned her spot in the top six of 17 designers, designing through 11 out of 14 episodes, and winning a showcase at New York Fashion Week in September of 2010, which earned her recognition by national celebrities and stylists. Valerie was asked to come back to Project Runway and competed in the All-Stars Season 5 which aired early 2016.
Sign up to participate in our Fashion Fusion Collaborative Challenge to learn how crafts meet fashion design and for a chance to meet Valerie! Only a limited number of spots are available, so register today!