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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.