Who is Meg Ferguson? Oklahoma designer promotes body positivity on 'Project Runway'

Meg grew up surrounded by fashion, as both her grandmothers were heavily involved with it


                            Who is Meg Ferguson? Oklahoma designer promotes body positivity on 'Project Runway'
Meg Ferguson on 'Project Runway' Season 19 (Bravo)
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Bravo's hit 'Project Runway' is back with an all-new Season 19. The show features 16 budding designers from across the United States and abroad, each ready to prove they have what it takes to showcase their collection at New York Fashion Week and be the next great name in fashion. Each 90-minute episode tests the contestants’ creativity and technique with challenges such as producing a “hauntingly” chic look, to an unconventional cocktail dress! One of the designers that will be competing on the season is Meg Ferguson.

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In order to win 'Project Runway' Season 19 Meg will have to impress the season's judges- Editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine- Nina Garcia, Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and co-host of 'The Talk', and celebrity designer Brandon Maxwell, and mentor Christian Siriano. Meg is all about celebrating diversity be it in the form of genders or body sizes. If you're interested in learning more about this highly inclusivity-focussed designer then read on.

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Who is Meg Ferguson?

For the longest time, the high-fashion world and the runways were dominated by stick-thin models flaunting haute couture. Thanks to the changing mindset and demands for inclusivity the fashion industry is slowly opening up to plus-sized models and outfits. 35-year-old Meg Ferguson from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has always been a pretty strong advocate of body positivity and will give the world a peek of it during her stint on Bravo's 'Project Runway'.

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Meg grew up surrounded by fashion, as both her grandmothers were heavily involved with it. While her grandma Betty was a seamstress who taught her how to sew, and her grandma Nona had a children’s clothing store. At an early age, she was taught how to quilt and embroider, readying herself for a career in fashion. After earning her fashion design degree from Metropolitan Community College, Meg got her first job in Creative Costuming at Walt Disney World. She later went to FIT to pursue a degree in fashion merchandising management and traveled the globe making unique costumes for multiple companies.

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Today, Meg has her own company, The Atelier Co., combining high-quality materials with sophisticated and classically informed designs. She is all about celebrating gender fluidity and designs for everyone, empowering bodies that most designers do not encourage. On the brand's website she explains, "We do what we do because we live our lives in our clothing. We believe the garments we wear should be worthy of such a task. Fashion can be a powerful tool of influence. Why not have the best quality tool you can get? A tool that was tailored to your body, to make you feel confident and powerful every time you put it on."

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'Project Runway' Season 19 premieres on Thursday, October 14, at 9 pm ET/PT.