She had the coolest name of the final four contestants and one that perfectly sums up her domination of “Project Runway” this season.
Last night, Philadelphia-based designer Dom Streater was announced the winner of Season 12, beating fellow contestants Alexandria von Bromssen, Bradon McDonald and Justin LeBlanc.
Dom Streater shows a piece from her final collection to mentor Tim Gunn on “Project Runway”
Dom had dazzled the judges all season with her original prints, which she celebrated in her final “Retro Redux” runway show during New York’s Fashion Week.
Kerry Washington – a guest judge on the finale, joining regulars Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia andZac Posen – told Dom she was honored to be a part of the designer’s journey and looks forward to her future collections.
(L-R) Heidi Klum, Zac Posen, Nina Garcia, Kerry Washington of “Project Runway”
Streater – who described her pre-“Project Runway” financial situation as “broke” and “working two jobs” – scores a prize package worth more than a half million dollars. It includes a 2014 Lexus IS 350; $150,000 from GoBank, (the mobile bank account used by contestants throughout the season); $50,000 of next generation technology from HP and Intel to help enable her creativity and launch her new business; a year’s supply of resource Natural Spring Water; an all-expenses paid, luxurious spa retreat for two to the Maldives, courtesy of resource Water; a chance to design and sell an exclusive collection at Belk; a complete sewing and crafting studio from Brother Sewing and Embroidery; a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine; a $100,000 fabric allowance from Tide Pods to inspire fashions that truly pop; and a $50,000 styling contract with L’Oréal Paris.
Also, Streater’s model, Rayuana Aleyce, will receive a fashion spread in Marie Claire and $25,000 from L’Oréal Paris.