Project Runway Canada

There’s only room for one on this runway…Sunny Fong was declared season two winner during last night’s finale of the highly addictive Global Original Series Project Runway Canada. 

Sunny Fong, a 32-year-old Toronto native, was the final designer left standing last night on Project Runway Canada – besting design offerings from runners-up Jessica Biffi and Jason Meyers. Sunny’s collection was inspired by Alexander the Great and delivered stunning versatility that stayed true to his unique point of view. 

“My experience on Project Runway Canada has definitely been life changing,” said Sunny Fong, Season Two Winner of Project Runway Canada. “To be able to create my line full force is spectacular. I can’t wait to blow up on the fashion scene, not just in Canada, but around the world.”

Show host and supermodel, Iman, together with a judging panel made-up of season one winning designer, Evan Biddell, resident judges Rita Silvan, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Canada, and Shawn Hewson, Creative Director of Bustle Clothing, collectively agreed Sunny was and will be an unstoppable force in the fashion world. 

As Project Runway Canada season two champ, Sunny has won it all – a cover and feature spread in ELLE Canada, a professional portfolio photo shoot courtesy of L’Oréal Paris, a ‘Runway to Retail’ business mentorship with Winners, and $100,000 to start his own fashion line.

The season finale of Project Runway Canada will encore on SLICETM Saturday at 9pm and Monday at 10pm ET/PT. 

 

Designer Sunny Fong was announced as the winning designer on Project Runway Canada last night…

Inspired by Alexander the Great, Sunny’s collection delivered stunning versatility that stayed true to his unique point of view. With fashion forward fabric pairings plus beautiful tailoring and fit, Iman said that he proved he was ‘Sunny the Great’. For the judges his collection was in a word, perfect – he was, and will be an unstoppable force in the fashion world.

About Sunny

After four years in film school, Sunny Fong decided that filmmaking just wasn’t his thing and turned to the fast-paced world of fashion. Having taught himself to sew in high school, Sunny always designed on the side, making costumes for the films he created and outfits for his friends. In 2004 he launched VAWK, a high-end women’s wear line. After a number of successful shows at Toronto Fashion Week, the line was put on hold due to a lack of capitol needed to run the company. In the meantime, Sunny works as a graphic designer and continues to create fashion for a select clientele.

The Project Runway Canada finale will encore on SLICETM this Saturday at 9pm and Monday at 10pm ET/PT

Designers Jason Meyers and Jessica Biffi were sent home on Project Runway Canada last night…

Based on L.A. cocktail attire, Jason’s collection strived to represent high-end nightlife with small touches of drama. To the judges, Jason’s collection lacked in diversity and represented previous ideas. Iman stressed the importance of fashion having no limits and recognizing when to push beyond your own boundaries.

About Jason

Starting his professional career as a financial advisor, Jason Meyers took the jump from finance to fashion by enrolling at the International Academy of Design. The leap of faith has paid off. Upon graduation in 2004, Jason worked with a roster of private clients then branched out to launch his eponymous high-end women’s wear line. He says he loves pushing design boundaries with colour, fit and small details. Jason’s designs are sold in specialty boutiques in Toronto and Los Angeles.

Jessica’s collection paired Hollywood glamour with the swagger of hip-hop. Using 1930’s inspired fabrics such as silks and wools and matching them with current trends involving leather and chain Jessica’s collection showed a large amount of original ideas. As with Jason, the judges agreed that she needed to clarify her ideas better. At times her collection appeared to take on two different parallel points of view.

About Jessica

Jessica began her career as a visual merchandiser for a women’s plus-size retail store in Toronto after graduating from the Ryerson University School of Fashion in 2006. Determined to bring a fresh perspective to the fashion world, Jessica says she designs for women who like to experiment with different looks and still look put together. Jessica believes that everyone should have a catch phrase; hers is, “You betta recognize!” and on Project Runway Canada, she knows everyone will do just that.

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TORONTO, April 14, 2009 – There’s only room for one on this runwaySunny Fong was declared season two winner during tonight’s finale of the highly addictive Global Original Series Project Runway Canada.

Sunny Fong, a 32-year-old Toronto native, was the final designer left standing tonight on Project Runway Canada – besting design offerings from runners-up Jessica Biffi and Jason Meyers. Sunny’s collection was inspired by Alexander the Great and delivered stunning versatility that stayed true to his unique point of view.

“My experience on Project Runway Canada has definitely been life changing,” said Sunny Fong, Season Two Winner of Project Runway Canada. “To be able to create my line full force is spectacular. I can’t wait to blow up on the fashion scene, not just in Canada, but around the world.”

Show host and supermodel, Iman, together with a judging panel made-up of season one winning designer, Evan Biddell, resident judges Rita Silvan, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Canada, and Shawn Hewson, Creative Director of Bustle Clothing, collectively agreed Sunny was and will be an unstoppable force in the fashion world.

As Project Runway Canada season two champ, Sunny has won it all – a cover and feature spread in ELLE Canada, a professional portfolio photo shoot courtesy of L’Oréal Paris, a ‘Runway to Retail’ business mentorship with Winners, and $100,000 to start his own fashion line.

For exclusive behind-the-scenes content including photo galleries, designer interviews, blogs, bios and more, fans can log on to GlobalTV.com/runway.

The season finale of Project Runway Canada will encore on SLICETM Saturday at 9pm and Monday at 10pm ET/PT.

Project Runway Canada is produced by Insight Production Company Ltd. Project Runway Canada’s Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Supervising Producer is Andrea Gabourie.

Tuesday, April 14 – 10pm ET/PT

The three finalists show their collections at Toronto Fashion Week. Fashion industry insiders, celebrities and the Project Runway Canada judges are all present to witness the end of this thrilling journey. Only one designer will be declared the winner and recieve a cover and feature spread in ELLE Canada, a professional portfolio photo shoot courtesy of L’Oréal Paris, a ‘Runway to Retail’ business mentorship with Winners, and $100, 000 to start their own fashion line.

Tuesday, April 7 – 10pm ET/PT

The first of two episodes to explore the big runway finale, viewers get behind-the-scenes access as the three finalists put the finishing touches on their collections. Mentor Brian Bailey visits each designer as they work towards Toronto Fashion Week.

Fashion’s final face-off…The Global Original series, Project Runway Canada wraps up in style with special guest judge, and season one winning designer, Evan Biddell.

On Tuesday, April 14 – 10pm ET/PT on Global, the remaining three designers of the Gemini award-winning reality series will battle it out once and for all in a dramatic season finale fans won’t forget.

Special guest judge, Evan Biddell, joins the panel alongside supermodel and show Host, Iman, resident judges Rita Silvan, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Canada, and Shawn Hewson, Creative Director of Bustle Clothing. Pressed with the crucial decision on which contender will make the cut, these industry experts will decide who finally ‘measures up’.

A series first, ET Canada Host, Cheryl Hickey makes a special, surprise guest appearance on the coveted Project Runway Canada catwalk at Toronto Fashion Week.

Only one designer will win it all – a cover and feature spread in ELLE Canada, a professional portfolio photo shoot courtesy of L’Oréal Paris, a ‘Runway to Retail’ business mentorship with Winners, and $100,000 to start their own fashion line.

Project Runway Canada encores on SLICETM Saturdays at 9pm and Mondays at 10pm ET/PT.

Project Runway Canada is produced by Insight Production Company Ltd. Project Runway Canada’s Executive Producers are John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby, Supervising Producer is Andrea Gabourie.

Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Global

Designer Genevieve Graham was sent home for the second time on Project Runway Canada last night…

Genevieve was forced out of her comfort zone when faced with designing a tailored business suit for the modern woman.  Overdesign and construction problems resulted in an ill-fitting design that to Shawn missed the glass ceiling in 1980. Poor lines and fit issues highlighted Genevieve’s lack of versatility and cost her a position in the final three.

About Genevieve

Genevieve has spent the last nine years working in the fashion industry. After seven collections with Obakki, she decided to branch out and focus on solo design projects with the goal of opening her own retail outlet. Genevieve says that she designs thinking outside the box, so the only thing to expect from her is the unexpected.

Project Runway Canada encores on SLICETM Saturdays at 9pm and Mondays at 10pm ET/PT.


 

Tuesday, March 31 – 10pm ET/PT

The remaining four designers fight to make it to the finale. They are instructed to create a modern take on the power suit. The workroom heats up when the designers find out they must also create a lingerie look for their models, who have a bigger hand in the design than usual. Guest judge designer David Dixon joins the panel to decide the top three designers who will create a collection to show at Toronto Fashion Week.

Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT on Global

Designers Adejoké Taiwo and Kim Cathers were sent home on Project Runway Canada last night…
Adejoke’s ready to wear outfit was praised by the judges for its fresh and youthful feel on the runway, however a lack of cohesiveness between the two designers couldn’t be overlooked. Kim’s silhouette was deemed interesting by the judges, however the poor construction of the avant-garde design made it hard for Iman to appreciate.

About Adejoké
Calgary’s Adejoké Taiwo got the itch for fashion when she was in grade school. Her education continued with studies in costume design at Red Deer College in Alberta and a degree from the Ryerson University School of Fashion in Toronto in 2008.  Adejoké credits growing up in a disciplined family for her determination to succeed. Looking to the future, one of Adejoké’s goals is to design a fashion line involving sustainable indigenous fabrics.

About Kim
Kim says fashion has always been a part of her life. She started her career designing leather bags and restyling vintage clothes, traveling around to music festivals and farmers markets selling her wares. After completing the fashion design program at the Blanche McDonald Centre, she opened a retail store to sell her kdon clothing line. She says she creates enchanting, progressive and innovative clothing made out of natural fibers whenever possible. She was forced to close the store in 2007, but continues to push the kdon line further while supplementing her income doing odd jobs.

Project Runway Canada
encores on SLICETM Saturdays at 9pm and Mondays at 10pm ET/PT.

Tuesday, March 24 – 10pm ET/PT

The designers head to the great outdoors to discover the details, and materials, for their new challenge. In pairs, they must create one avant-garde look and one ready-to-wear look. The drive to win forces the designers to prove the lengths they will go to for fashion. In the most surprising twist of the series, the remaining designers find out that they are not alone in the woods. American sportswear designer Rachel Roy joins the judging panel for the runway show.