Another year, another Minnesotan on Project Runway. This morning, Lifetime announced the cast for the tenth season of the fashion reality show, and it includes our very own Raul Osorio. The 27-year-old, California-born designer spent most of his childhood in Honduras, and moved to Minnesota seven years ago. Since he showed his debut collection at Voltage: Fashion Amplified in April 2010, he made a strong impression in the local fashion scene, thanks to his slightly androgynous, matador-inspired menswear, his feminine yet confident womenswear, and his Honduran accent.
If it seems like every season there’s another local designer on the show, you wouldn’t be that far off - so far, the Twin Cities have sent four other designers: Danielle Everine in 2011, Christopher Straub and Ra’mon-Lawrence Coleman in 2009, and Katy Gerdes in 2006. According to Tom and Lorenzo, the first challenge takes place tonight with a runway show in Times Square at 8 pm EST. Project Runway’s season ten premieres on Thursday, July 19 on Lifetime.