Season Three of Project Runway starts on Monday, with a new host, a new mentor, and 12 fresh contestants.
The gorgeous Megan Gale is taking over as host and judge where Kristy Hinze left off, in season three of the reality competition for dress designers. As a fashion designer and supermodel, Gale says, “I feel like this is an area I can comment on with a little bit of authority, and it just felt right.”
New judge Kirrily Johnston will bring her first hand knowledge of design aesthetics to the cutting table, with her label selling in stores across Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA and Asia. IMG Fashion global production director, Jarrad Clark brings his years of looking after 12 different global fashion weeks to the judging panel.
The forever sunglassed Alex Perry will fill the gorgeous boots of Henry Roth. As one of Australia’s most successful and respected designers, Perry says he will offer the contestants thoughtful advice in an effort to make their designs more appealing to the judges. ” As a mentor, I’m not forcing opinions on the designers. I’m more like a second set of eyes. Sometimes you get a bit too close to your own work, so it’s great to have someone say ‘consider the proportions of that’ or ‘maybe inject some colour’ – just that fresh perspective that willl help them edit.
Guest designers this season include Dannii Minogue with her Project D partner Tabitha Somerset, Carla Zampatti, Camilla Freeman-Topper and Collette Dinnigan.
Now the contestants;
Anthony Allars – 34
Style – Wearable womenswear with great structure and shape.
Nerida Bourne – 21
Style – Monochrome, natural fibres, draping and intresting shapes.
Craig Braybrook – 45
Style – Glamour, evening wear, corsetry – full on couture.
Dylan Cooper – 21
Style – Bold, unique and detailed
Timothy Godbold – 42
Style – Modern, clean, architectural and sophisticated.
Claire Hocking – 24
Style – Strong ans structured with a sophisticated sexiness
Anna McEachran – 31
Style – If (silent film star) Louise Brooks and (Rolling Stones’) Keith Richards had a baby…
Amanda McKenna – 36
Style – Daywear, mullifunctional with architectural style
Rachael Perks – 21
Style – 1930′s, tailored, Japanese origami.
Johnny Schembri – 23
Style – Very Glamorous, occasion wear – party dresses.
Gabrielle Stephens – 40
Style – Feminine gothic rock.
Matcho Suba – 27
Style – European extravaganza.
Season Three of Project Runway starts on Monday, July 4 at 8.30pm on Arena.