Project Runway Canada

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Designer Genevieve Graham was sent home on Project Runway Canadalast night…

Genevieve’s design was far too matronly for the young and beautiful Coco Rocha. And Genevieve’s signature draping skills were highlighted one too many times for the judges. Her inability to deviate from her comfort zone resulted in a dress that would not stand out on a red carpet, even if being worn by the beautiful Coco Rocha.

About Genevieve

Genevieve has worked nine years in the fashion industry. She started as a freelance designer, then moved on to become the designer and creative director for Obakki, a women’s wear line based in Vancouver. 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 thinks outside the box, so the only thing to expect from her is the unexpected.

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Designer Jason Meyers was sent home on Project Runway Canada last night…

Jason’s Post-it dress came down the runway more costume than couture. The garment was overly adorned with embellishments that were over the top, making it a ‘train wreck’ according to Iman.

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. The designer says he loves pushing boundaries with colour, fit and small details. Jason’s designs are sold in specialty boutiques in Toronto and Los Angeles.

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Tuesday, March 10 at 10pm ET/PT on Global

*CANADIAN ORIGINAL SERIES*

The remaining six designers are challenged to create an artistic evening gown using many variations of a single product: Post-It’s! The designers are paired with breast cancer survivors, who will model the creations that will later be auctioned to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Guest judge designer Marie Saint Pierre joins the panel to declare the winner and determine who is sent home.

Premieres Tuesday, March 10th – 10pm ET/PT on Global

PROJECT RUNWAY CANADA AND 3M JOIN FORCES FOR FASHION THAT STICKS

Inspirational ‘Post-it’ Design Challenge

Designer Creations Raise Awareness & Funds for Breast Cancer Research

Available for Purchase following Broadcast at Auctionwire.com/runway

TORONTO, March 4, 2009 – Talk about a sticky situation…Global Original series, Project Runway Canada and 3M Canada partner for a special episode where the material itself is the challenge.

Premiering Tuesday, March 10th – 10pm ET/PT on Global, the remaining six designers of the Gemini award-winning reality series will be challenged to create an artistic evening gown using many variations of a single innovative product, the Post-it Note.

In a touching twist, each designer will be paired with a woman afflicted with breast cancer who will model the creations that will be auctioned to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Their stories of inspiration push the designers to reach new creative heights in one of the most memorable PRC episodes yet.

“These beautiful and inspirational models exhibit the strength and courage this disease requires,” said Sherry Browne, Post-it brand manager, 3M Canada. “This episode of Project Runway Canada gives us the opportunity to align with a cause the brand strongly supports while showcasing creative and innovative uses of Post-it products.”

Post-broadcast, fans can log onto Auctionwire.com/runway at 11pm ET/PT to place their bid on their favourite Project Runway Canada Post-it creation. The auction will close on Tuesday, March 17th at 12pm ET/PT with all proceeds going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Guest judge, designer Marie Saint Pierre joins the panel to declare the winner and the designer who will be sent home. Since her first collection in 1986, Marie Saint Pierre has always offered her personal vision of fashion for women who desire intelligent clothing. Innovative, aesthetic and functional describe the philosophy behind her work which has attracted many loyal followers of her collections which are sold in the US, Canada and Japan.

Post-it Fun Facts

• Post-it Notes available for use in this challenge: 318,000 Post-it’s in 27 sizes, 50 colours, 56 shapes

• About 3,000 Post-it Notes made-up one dress

• Post-it Notes required for one dress equal about 31 square metres of fabric – almost 30 times the amount of fabric typically used to make a dress

• Average female is about 21 notes tall (based on 5’3” woman)

• Post-it Notes sold in Canada in 2006 could cover 5,000 football fields

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Jeff’s reversible dress didn’t have the level of design or innovation the judges saw appropriate for the “perfect spring dress” for the Runway at Winners customers. His attempt at being fashion forward created a garment that was not wearable and lacked ‘hanger appeal’.

About Jeff

Just weeks before Jeff was to start a business degree, he discovered the Ryerson University School of Fashion in Toronto. He decided he’d rather be creative than sit behind a desk and he hasn’t looked back since. For the past 17 years, Jeff has been working under some of Canada’s top fashion designers, including Brian Bailey and Wayne Clark. He has his own bridal and eveningwear line, Jeffrey James. Jeff says they are designs for women looking for something refined and elegant.

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Making Runway history… Winners, the official Project Runway Canada fashion retailer and partner announced today plans to produce and distribute 1,200 exact replicas of next week’s winning design.

Premiering Tuesday, March 3 – 10pm ET/PT on Global, in the special episode entitled “Hope Springs Eternal”, the designers are challenged to make the perfect spring dress for the Winners customer. The ultimate prize for this challenge could truly launch one talented designer’s career as the top design will be sold in 14 Winners stores across Canada.

“Winners is thrilled to be the first retailer to produce an exclusive Project Runway Canada garment, what an incredible way to kick-off the spring fashion season,” said Shannon Johnson, Manager of PR and Sponsorship, Winners Merchants International. “Winners delivers the hottest designer labels in-store everyday, and we are proud to be bringing the fashion leaders of the future to our customers through this exclusive offer.”

Making Project Runway Canada history, this is the first time Winners has produced a garment for sale in stores. The winning dress will be available in an assortment of eye-catching colours for the season including green, pink, blue and of course, the always sultry black. PRC fans and designer aficionados alike can purchase the dress at Winners locations nationwide beginning Wednesday, March 4th.

Continuing throughout the series run, the designers have unlimited access to the Winners Accessory Wall that houses all the latest shoes, handbags, and jewelry to complete their looks for the design challenges. As well, in addition to sponsoring the season’s Photo Gallery on the official Project Runway Canada site (GlobalTV.com/runway), Winners further complements the series broadcast with online features of their weekly accessory selections with exclusive tips for fashionistas nationwide.

The lucky designer to be crowned the winner of season two of Project Runway Canada will be given a ‘Runway to Retail’ business mentorship with Winners including the opportunity to spend time with Winners’ Merchandising and Marketing executives to learn how to take their fashion designs from sketch-pad to retail floor. 

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.

Tuesday, March 3 – 10pm ET/PT

The designers are challenged to make a perfect spring dress for the Winners Woman. The prize for this challenge could truly launch one designer’s career – the top design will be sold in select Winners stores across Canada. Time is cut short when the designers are given one last surprise before the runway show. Iman leads the judging panel to declare who will win and who gets cut.

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Designer Baylor Orlando was sent home on Project Runway Canada last night… Even though the material used for Baylor’s dress was beautiful, the dress itself wasn’t executed properly. With the added bonus of such charismatic fabric the judges expected a much more flattering simple design with a cleaner silhouette.

Tuesday, February 17 – 10pm ET/PT

The designers’ creative skills and knowledge of fashion history is put to the test. They must create a couture collection inspired by an iconic fashion house. The designers learn that their fabric for this challenge has a history, too. Iman makes a surprise trip to the workroom and shares her experiences of working with the greatest names in fashion. Iconic designer Wayne Clark joins the judging panel to declare a winner and send another designer home.

Tuesday, February 10 – 10pm ET/PT

The designers are faced with their first team challenge. Working in pairs, the designers will send two outfits down the runway: a sophisticated day look and a dramatic evening look, based on L’Oreal Paris’ colour story for Spring 2009. The competition ramps up when the designers learn about the high-stakes prize – the winning designs will be featured in a nation-wide promotional campaign for L’Oreal Paris. Iman leads the judging panel to declare who wins and who doesn’t measure up.