Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn will deliver their sartorial insights again to the small display screen this summer season when “Making the Cut” begins streaming its second season on July 16.
The Amazon Original fashion-design actuality present plucked 10 world designers to showcase their skills and compete for a $1 million prize to raise their model, along with a mentorship with Amazon Fashion—the place the winner additionally has an opportunity to promote a set. Streaming on Amazon Prime Video and filmed in Los Angeles, the eight-episode present will launch two installments every week documenting the exploits and vogue foibles of its “visionary designers and entrepreneurs” jockeying for the prospect to ship their assortment down the runway within the “epic” finale, airing on Aug. 6.
Supermodel Winnie Harlow and Moschino inventive chief Jeremy Scott seem as common judges all through the season, joined by visitor judges together with costume designer and movie star stylist Shiona Turini—who has collaborated with Calvin Klein and Kate Spade—and design icon Prabal Gurung.
The tech large will preserve its custom of permitting viewers to personal the present’s high seems to be, whose restricted portions shortly bought out final season. The successful design from every episode can be obtainable for consumers to buy the following day via Amazon Fashion’s Making the Cut storefront. After demand for season one’s kinds drove objects to promote out in lower than two days, Amazon mentioned it’s boosting “availability” this time round so shoppers can “watch it and wear it.”
Amazon has given season one’s winner, Jonny Cota, appreciable alternatives to court docket shoppers, tapping the designer for a set with The Drop that demonstrated the corporate’s singular experience to merge content material, clothes and commerce.
Meet the designers
Hailing from 5 completely different nations, the brand new cohort of up-and-coming designs brings various design views to the desk. Los Angeles native Ally Ferguson lower her enamel at G Star Raw and Ed Hardy earlier than founding Seeker—a “gender and age-inclusive, locally sourced, sustainable, organic hemp fashion label”—in 2016.
Brooklyn’s Andrea Pitter has spent the previous decade dressing to-be-weds in her Pantora Bridal label. The Fashion Institute of Technology grad and Black entrepreneur additionally goals to extend illustration all through the business.
Andrea Salazar brings her Colombian roots and British schooling to bear in SETA, the label she based at age 22 after finishing a grasp’s diploma in worldwide enterprise in Brazil. Salazar moved to Miami to nurture SETA, which has appeared on the New York and Paris Fashion Week runways.
Based in Jaipur, India, Dushyant Asthana started experimenting with vogue by tinkering together with his father’s Sixties and Seventies-era clothes. Channeling an East-meets-West aesthetic influenced by India’s wealthy colours, textiles and artwork, Asthana designs “clothes for a global audience” from his present base in Los Angeles.
Franklin, N.Y.’s Gary Graham describes his method to designing vogue as a “material culture of elegance and decay.” The designer’s ready-to-wear collections, recognized for engineered jacquards, knitwear, intricate detailing, embroidery and his personal signature prints, have appeared in shops like Barneys New York and Dover Street Market.
Born in Italy and now primarily based in London, former footballer Joshua Scacheri honed his design chops in Australia, the place the label he based in 2006 grew to become a “go-to brand for menswear.” With stints at Britain’s high heritage manufacturers beneath his belt, Scacheri exact tailoring and considerate design have appeared on world catwalks. The designer’s look on “Making the Cut” will inaugurate the launch of his “planet conscious clothing brand,” Love Hero.
Mixed-media prints and penchant for outerwear distinguish the designs of South Orange, N.J.’s Lendrell Martin, a Drexel University vogue design grad acknowledged by the Obama Foundation for his community-building efforts.
Parisian designer Lucie Brochard merges French, Vietnamese and Korean cultural influences within the design aesthetic she cultivated partly via her tenure with luxurious homes like Christian Lacroix and Chloe. Her eponymous model has traversed runways in Paris and Seoul and is distributed within the U.S., Korea, Lebanon and Germany.
Three months after graduating from Parsons New School, Olivia Oblanc launched her unisex Øblanc vogue model, which goals to sustainably reinterpret workwear performance by repurposing denim and recycling textile scraps. The New Orleans native collaborated with Adidas Originals and Kendall Jenner on a set in 2018.
Polish native Raf Swiader tapped his expertise in New York girls’s put on and L.A. males’s put on when launching the “gender-optional” R.Swiader line. The Fashion Institute of Technology grad opened his first Manhattan boutique in 2016, which now affords a “clubhouse-like space” for his followers and followers.