Stars | Saturday, May 20

What began as a childhood hobby for Boston native Sonjia Williams became a clearly defined career aspiration by the time she enrolled in the Fashion Design program at Lasell College in Newton, Massachusetts. Armed with her degree and the dream of becoming an independent fashion designer, Sonjia relocated to New York, the fashion capital. It was shortly after her arrival where her dreams began transitioning into a reality.

Sonjia’s undeniable talent secured her a spot as a contestant on the 10th season of the Lifetime hit, Project Runway. Among the challenges won, her most notable included creating the winning look for Heidi Klum’s children’s line, Truly Scrumptious, which was sold in Baby’s R Us online and in stores. Sonjia finished the competition strong, securing a spot on the runway for her collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Sonia now designs her own contemporary women’s line, called Something by Sonjia.

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