Massachusetts 'Project Runway' contestant Erin Robertson wins season 15

MassArt graduate and Cambridge resident Erin Robertson won the 15th season of Project Runway with a New York Fashion Week collection that judge Heidi Klum described as "quirky," "gutsy" and "exciting."

In the season finale, judges Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, Zach Posen and guest judge Zendaya gave Robertson all positive remarks, complimenting how playful and colorful her collection was.

"I think you balanced the 'kooky' with the chic very well," said Zendaya. 

Robertson took a moment to reflect on her past work and stated, "I've never been pushed this hard before, it made me grow. This journey has been absolutely unreal...I'm just like, 'who was that at the beginning?' Because I feel totally changed."

Originally from Provo, Utah, Robertson moved to Boston in 2005 to pursue a career in dentistry, but decided to seek a career in a more creative field. 

According to her website, Robertson has returned home to Cambridge, to focus on "private commission work and her application to MIT, where she hopes to study sustainable textile technology."