May 22, 2015

Casting Call: Project Runway

Attention designers: here’s your chance to apply for the next season of Project Runway. The production company got in touch this week with the details. Read on if you’re interested:

Do you have what it takes to be the next top fashion designer??  Always dreamed of showing your work on the runways of New York City’s Fashion Week??  This is your opportunity!

We are now casting so contact us immediately before you miss out on the chance of a lifetime!

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‘CC Us: Christopher Collins Fall 2010

Fresh off a stint on Project Runway, San Francisco designer Christopher Collins now boasts the distinction of having pieces from his Fall 2010 collection available at Neiman Marcus in Union Square. Here, we take a look at his latest looks, which stand out from the crowd with feminine cinched waists, wide-leg pants and easy going versatility in neutral hues.

Want to know more about local designer Christopher Collins? Check out our previous coverage or head to Thursday’s Fashion Group International Trend Event at Temple nightclub, where Collins will discuss his current work, influences and inspirations.

Photography courtesy of Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins, Thank You for Renewing My Interest in Project Runway

I’ll admit it. I didn’t even watch the finale of last season’s Project Runway until three weeks after the fact on DVR. So when Erica Tanamachi, the creative director behind San Francisco label Christopher Collins, got in touch today to say that Christopher is one of season 8′s contestants, I was not only thrilled to hear that a local was once again going to be on the show, but also thankful that there’s now more than one reason to watch (the other obviously being Tim Gunn).

It will be interesting to see how Collins, an affable guy who has been unflappably nice every time I’ve met him (and owns a pet chicken, a random factoid that I’m obsessed with), interacts with the other designers, as there’s sure to be some snarky-McSnarks in the bunch.

Here’s hoping he hangs in and powers through the experience, which I hear is a long, exhausting and, at times, grueling one from former contestants that I’ve interviewed, among them Andrew Christian and Jay Nicolas Sario.

Want to catch the first ‘sode of Project Runway Season 8? It airs on Lifetime at 9 p.m. on July 29.

Video: Preview Bay Area’s Project Runway Hopefuls

When Project Runway returns this Thursday night on Lifetime, you’ll spot two Bay Area locals battling it out on the sartorial reality show’s seventh season.

Learn more about Oakland resident Amy Sarabi and San Francisco’s Jay Nicolas Sario in these two short videos showcasing their home and work life.

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