Ready to set the fashion world on fire with his new clothing line HOT ME$$ out Wednesday, September 14TH, 2016, fierce designer Matt Sarafa has an aesthetic all his own and is a rising talent to keep an eye on. Already winning audiences over as fan favorite as the "Project Runway Juniors" standout star, the remarkably talented young designer proved he has what it takes to survive under the strenuous pressure of the fashion industry. Mentored by Emmy Award winner Tim Gunn, Matt is ready to release his unisex clothing line to people around the world this fall.
Inspired by the "Unconventional Challenge" on Project Runway Juniors, Matt took his knowledge of fashion along with his avant garde style to create his first clothing line HOTT ME$$. This trendy line will include a variety of shirts, an amazing bomber jacket and a few accessories including a snapback hat and backpack. Created for women and men of all ages, Matt's line features an edgy, urban and fun style that is not afraid to push boundaries or take risks. The budget friendly line will also be available for both United States buyers, as well as his growing international audiences.
Growing up in Manhattan Beach, California Sarafa always had an artistic side, loving to draw and paint as a child. After binge watching an entire season of "Project Runway" with his mother at the age of 7, he knew fashion was his true calling. He then learned how to hand sew from his grandmother and eventually began taking classes to perfect his technique. Growing up in the age of YouTube, Matt started his own channel which features makeup tutorials and fashion tips and advice, which is watched by thousands of budding fashionistas looking for a little help and inspiration. This caught the attention of producers for "Project Runway: Threads," which aired in 2014. A fan favorite on that show, Sarafa was a no-brainer choice for producers when the networks newest show "Project Runway Juniors" aired in October of 2015.
When Matt isn't busy launching his new clothing line, building his fashion empire, or spending time studying as a new freshmen at UCLA, Matt loves giving back working with charities such as Life World, Children's Hospital LA and the Pink Lotus Foundation.