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The new all stars of the second season of the fashion designer casting show Making the Cut have now been announced. Once again, the aim is to make it to the final and secure the one million dollars that can be won on the Amazon Prime casting show. All stars are well worth seeing. And just like the first time, all stars have to face new challenges in each episode and create winning outfits at best, which have to convince the jury. And here are all stars in detail:
Ally Fergusonwas born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. At 26, she founded her first company. Her current brand, Seeker, is a mix from her life. An Organic Hemp Clothing Collection inspired by Eastern Tradition with a Modern design perspective.
Andrea Pitter dreamt of Pantora Bridal as a 12-year-old girl. In 2013 she opened her first boutique. Since Pantora Bridal opened in New York, her mission has been to transform engaged women into stunning brides.
Andrea Salazar Andrea Salazar founded the brand SETA, a sophisticated, timeless and unusual brand. Her mission is to represent the new generation of women who have decided to rise, transmit confidence and create a statement with their unique style.
Out of love for color, art and architecture, Dushyant Asthana created the eponymous brand, Dushyant. Using classic tailoring principles, he creates unique, bold and fresh items of clothing from handmade fabrics. The fabrics are designed in his Los Angeles studio and handcrafted by artisans in India.
Gary Graham founded his brand in NYC in 1999. With the GaryGraham422 brand, he re-created the concept. In 2018 he moved his studio and shop to the small town of Franklin NY. He creates intimate collections of women's clothing from antique textiles, tailor-made jacquards and natural fiber fabrics from local mills.
With twelve years of experience, Joshua Scacheri designs the essential men's wardrobe based in London. The multi-product menswear designer, who specializes in tailoring, is fascinated by how people think and perceive and tries to develop the needs and wishes of tomorrow.
Based in New York, Lendrell Martin launched his label "The Lendrell Martin Collection" after years of experience as a technical designer for several brands and as a custom tailor.
Lucie Brochard is a Parisian designer who grew up at the crossroads of French, Vietnamese and Korean cultures. She founded her brand Lucie Brochard.võ in 2015. Lucie Brochard is deeply inspired by her culture and her travels. Her fashion is shaped by influences from Japan to the USA.
Olivia Oblanc, the New Orleans-born and bred designer behind the street-cool New York label, ØBLANC, is at the forefront of confronting issues of gender and sustainability within the fashion industry through her collection. She graduated from Parsons in 2017 and was then among the finalists in the competitive Parson x Kering sustainability competition.
Raf Swiader moved to New York at sixteen years old to pursue a career in fashion. In 2016 he opened his first boutique in downtown Manhattan, where he designs and sells gender-optional clothing. His designs are inspired by the art, people and culture he loves.
Source all images: Amazon Studios / Instagram @makingthecut
All stars of the fashion casting show Making the Cut are fighting to win the one million dollar prize in the Amazon Prime Video casting show. Twelve highly talented fashion designer from all around the world are competing against each other to win the finals on April 24. 2020. All stars have to win in each episode different tasks and challenges and convince the judges and hosts to stay in the game and maybe even provide the winning outfits. In detail all stars of the show are:
The 24 year old Sander Bos, situated in Hasselt, Belgium, grew up in a small town in Belgium. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and started right away his own namesake fashion brand, which is all about highly creative and avantgarde looks.
The fearless and funny 35 year old Rinat Brodach moved from Israel to The United States / New York City, in order to follow and intensify her long lasting passion for fashion by studying design. With her own line Rinat Brodach she created a strong minimalistic fashion line - irrespective of the gender.
The young, 26 year old Ji Won Choi from New York City was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Oklahoma. Her sophisticated streetwear design skills she developed during an inspiring education year in NYC and Paris. She got publicly known by her collaboration with Adidas where she could create what she loves most: casual elegant sportswear pieces.
Jasmine Chong as well lives in New York City and has the creation of garments genes in her DNA. She stepped into the footsteps of her seamstress grandmother and fashion designer mother. Her very feminine and sensitively draped gowns delight women of all body types. Originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 31 year old Chong presented her collection at NYFW.
Jonny Cota from Los Angeles, California entered the design field in a roundabout way, after he graduated from the University California, Santa Cruz when joining an underground performance art troupe as the lead costume designer. Years later, the now 35 year old Cota and his brother started the dark avantgarde fashion label skingraft with two collections per year and regular presentations at NYFW.
28-year-old Martha Gottwald is from Richmond, Virginia / USA and is a loud, fancy and colorful character. And so is her brand Neubyrne. She studied English and French but her passion always belonged to fashion. After a near fatal car accident and a year of rehabilitation she decided to finally turn into a profession what she always loved most: Cheerful fashion and colors.
Another designer from New York is the 34-year-old Troy Hul Arnold, who was born in Trinidad and moved to the USA as a child. With his partner he launched HUL ARNOLD: a women's and menswear brand focused on redefining luxury fashion through a radical approach on the One World concept where feminine and masculine worlds converge. Arnold also teaches as a adjunct professor at Parsons.
Joshua Hupper, 38, was born in Columbus, Ohio. He trained his artistic skills during internships at Diane Von Furstenberg and Thakoon. After that he founded the girlish ready-to-wear fashion line Babyghost, which became a very successful e-commerce brand in China. Since a couple of years Hupper is from all stars the only one living in China, Shanghai.
Esther Perbandt, 44, was born and raised in Berlin, got toughened in Moscow and polished in Paris. She is the founder and owner of her namesake fashion brand which she started over 16 years ago, featuring menswear inspired but unisex avantgarde black and empowering silhouettes under the claim „black is colorful“. Over 30 collections and her own boutique for over ten years, speak of her strong will and passion. Seeing herself as an artist, she has worked on countless music videos, films and performances, amongst others with Rammstein.
Will Riddle, 31, NYC, originally grew up in a trailer park in Ohio. He developed a huge passion for ultra-feminine elegance and glamour, which he twists in his own work with a modern touch. Riddle’s incredible handcrafting skills and knowledge of the métier bestowed him responsible jobs like Atelier Director at Oscar de la Renta, 3.1 Philip Lim and now men’s designer at Kith. It‘s just a question of time until he will start his own line.
Sabato Russo, 64, from Milan, Italy, is a former model who then started a successful 25-year career as a fashion designer, living 20 years in New York. Back in Italy, he is the owner of the elaborated minimalistic brand Satorial Monk and working now on a new line „Made in Italy“ called Sabato Russo, offering a timeless and sophisticated silhouette.
Megan Smith is from Los Angeles, California, USA. Her fashion line Megan Renee includes all the looks which is herself like a glove: strong, sexy, feminine and 70’s inspired separates. After a long passion for fashion while creating looks for her Barbie dolls, she intensified her skills while designing for big fashion brands and retailers. Parallel she launched her own line and presented at Los Angeles Fashion Week.
Source all images: Amazon Studios