Project Runway is back! Tonight, July 18th, sees the return of the famous fashion design show in its 12th season with host and judge, model Heidi Klum. Returning to the show as judges will be Nina Garcia, Fashion Director of Marie Claire, Tim Gunn the show’s mentor will now be a judge and Zac Posen, American fashion designer.
This season will be different from past seasons since this is the first time ever that fans will be able to interact in real time with each episode with the interactive PlayRunway. Using PlayRunway, fans will be able to share their reactions on the judging, challenges and more. Also with Runway Redemption (#RunwayRedemption), fans have chosen their favorite contestant from past seasons to come back as this season’s 16th designer. Should be interesting to see who fans bring back! Lastly via video submissions, fans will be able to submit videos of themselves to be one of seven super fans to be featured on one episode with a fashion makeover.
This season’s 15 designers consisting of 7 male designers and 8 female designers are:
Alexander Pope-38 from Ridgewood, NY currently working on costume construction on Broadway,
Bradon McDonald– 38, Los Angeles, CA currently working as an assistant designer.
Jeremy Brandrick– 41, New York City, NY currently working as a versatile designer.
Justin LeBlanc– 27, Raleigh, NC currently working as assistant professor in the College of Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.
Ken Laurence– 24, Birmingham AL currently working as a freelance fashion designer.
Sandro Masmanidi– 28, New York City, NY currently working as a designer.
Timothy Westbrook– 24, Milwaukee, WI currently working as proprietor of Timothy Westbrook Studio.
Angela Bacskocky– 33, Richmond, Va currently working as fashion designer of her own line, Angela Bacskocky since 2011.
Kahindo Mateene– 34, Chicago, IL currently working as fashion designer and owner of Modahnik.
Karen Batts– 29, Queens, NY currently working as a part time babysitter and self employed fashion designer.
Helen Castillo– 25, Union City, NJ has worked in Gallery NYC, Reebok NYC, as a hair salon assistant as well as and outerwear and sports designer.
Miranda Levy– 29, Milwaukee, WI currently working as a gallery curator for Milwaukee’s Tenth Street Gallery as well as teaching art at the Art Institute of Wisconsin.
Sue Waller– 45, Brooklyn, NY currently working as designer with past experience in film production and illustration.
Dom Streater– 24, Philadelphia, PA currently working as an animal caretaker.
Alexandria Von Bromssen– 38, San Mateo, CA currently working as a model and advertisement assistant for Time Inc.
Project Runway will premiere tonight at 8 pm EST/9 pm CST on the Lifetime Channel so check out this season’s designers at Lifetime.com and don’t forget to tune in to see who the mystery designer will be!
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