She was the star designer from country WA who managed to impress the Project Runway judges every week, but sadly Sasha-Rose Hartley's journey on the fashion reality show came to an end last night after she failed to pass this week's tradie challenge.
The project saw the remaining contestants scramble to design a fashion-forward male outfit that both the judges and their client - a tradesman - had to approve of. Even before embarking on the challenge, Hartley knew it would be a difficult task having only dealt with feminine designs.
The 24-year-old - who was the only WA designer left in the competition after fellow Busselton-based designer *Mladen Milicich packed his bags last week - told AAA she "hated" her final design.
"I've never done menswear before, so that was difficult because I just don't really know how to make men's clothes fashion-forward. That was the hard part, because a lot of men just wear casual things and seeing as we're on a design show, I didn't want to make something that had been done 100 times before.
"So I tried to do something different and part of the challenge was that you have to make your tradie happy, and the other part was that you had to make it yours, so I pretty much did half-half and that's what I think let me down.
"It was a one-day challenge. Every other challenge we've had two days to work on it, so it's not like I could go back and think about it, then in the morning change anything, I just had to do it."
Though her journey on Project Runway is over, it's not the last fashion-savvy shoppers can expect to see of Hartley's stylish designs.
The Denmark born-and-raised creative is in the midst of designing her summer collection, which she hopes to eventually bring to Perth. "I'll definitely do Sydney and then after that, is Perth then Melbourne. Perth is definitely up there because that's where I'm from."I've got a few stores interested in Perth and some down where I'm from and some near Albany, they want to buy what I have now, which is really cool."