A few months ago, Colombian-born Jhoan Sebastian Grey became the winner of Project Runway Season 17, featuring a new host (Karlie Kloss), judges (Brandon Maxwell, as well as the return of Nina Garcia), and TV network (Bravo). Grey grew up working in his family’s leather business, developing a strong skill set and attention to detail in order to cater to customers’ needs and keep up with the trends. After attending The Academy of Professional Drawing in Colombia with a major in Fashion Design, he received a scholarship to Instituto Marangoni in Miami, Florida, where he continued to develop his voice as a designer. Throughout the 2000s, Grey’s work started to get recognized, as it was featured on Colombia’s National News Channel, RCN, and in numerous university textbooks throughout Europe. In 2018, he commenced one of his most ambitious yet relevant collections to date under the “SEBASTIAN” brand, “The Immaculate Virgins of Reality,” inspired by strong women within eastern culture. The process allowed him to further his vision that ultimately served as the key to winning Project Runway in 2019: to produce innovative pieces with expert craftsmanship, unconventional yet refreshing construction tactics, and an astute eye for detail. On September, 2018, Jhoan Sebastian showcased a collection for the first time in USA at the 3rd edition of the South Florida International Fashion Week.
Coming off of his win, Grey is on a career high and he will be showcasing his collection in NYFW this upcoming season for the first time sponsored by Fashion for a Cause Foundation.
Do not miss the opportunity to meet him at the SFIFW 2020 Kick off party in March 4th and to see his collection during the week of runway events.