After parting ways with Project Runway once the show vacated the Lifetime premises to head back to original home Bravo, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn have released the trailer for their new fashion competition series Making The Cut.
Making the Cut is being coined as the “first-ever global and instantly shoppable series.” Taking advantage of its platform, the winner of the competition will receive $1 million to invest in their brand and an exclusive line will be available for purchase through Amazon. Viewers will also be able to engage with the show in a unique way, as one of the winning looks from each episode can be bought through the e-commerce company as soon as it has aired.
There are some similarities between Making The Cut and Project Runway. Each episode features an elimination of one designer (more or less). The star-studded panel of judges — a rotating assemblage that includes Naomi Campbell, Nicole Richie, Joseph Altuzarra, Carine Roitfeld, and Chiara Ferragni — gives each episode’s designers who are on the chopping block the opportunity to state their case and perhaps avoid getting chopped.
The cool thing about Making The Cut is that the show takes the designers around the globe to New York, Paris, and Tokyo in order to showcase an international take on the fashion industry. The 12 competing designers — several of them LGBTQ — are Sander Bos, Rinat Brodach, Ji Won Choi, Jasmine Chong, Jonny Cota, Martha Gottwald, Troy Hul Arnold, Joshua Hupper, Esther Perbandt, Will Riddle, Sabato Russo, and Megan Smith.
Personally speaking I miss Heidi and Tim over on Project Runway (the only people still keeping me remotely interested in the mother of all fashion shows is Christian Siriano and Nina Garcia), and I like the show Next in Fashion over on Netflix with Tan France and Alexa Chung. I feel this new fashion show with Heidi and Tim will definitely blow PR out of the water.
Making The Cut premieres on Amazon Prime March 27, with two episodes dropping weekly until the season finale on April 24. Check out the trailer below…