Project Runway Canada

Adejoké Taiwo - Project Runway Canada - Season 2

Name: Adejoké Taiwo
Age: 24
Hometown: Calgary, AB

“My parents’ Nigerian background really influences my design sense. I find the fabrics inspiring and the silhouettes completely different from North American culture. It’s exciting.”

Calgary’s Adejoké Taiwo got the itch for fashion when she was in grade school, taking her first sewing lesson when she was six years old. 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 – her mother is a deputy director at a young offender center in Alberta. Looking to the future, Adejoke’s goals are to expand her label àlalá and design a fashion line involving sustainable indigenous fabrics.

Premieres on Tuesday January 27 at 10pm on Global

2008 GEMINI AWARD-WINNER FOR BEST REALITY SERIES

FASHION’S ULTIMATE FACEOFF RETURNS TO PRIMETIME WITH AN ALL-NEW SEASON

(TORONTO – December 3, 2008) – The tantrums, the tears, the divas – fashion isn’t always pretty…The 2008 Gemini Award Winning Project Runway Canada returns for an all-new season making its network premiere on Global Television with encore performances on SLICETM.

Beginning Tuesday, January 27 – 10pm ET/PT Project Runway Canada, primetime’s most fashionable reality series, returns with heart wrenching, edge-of-your seat excitement TV fans will love.

“Given the knock-out hit Project Runway Canada was for SliceTM, we couldn’t be happier the series is coming to the much broader audience of the conventional platform,” said Karen Gelbart, SVP, Lifestyle Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “From A-list celebrity guest judges to the intense competition amongst the passionate designers – viewers will not be disappointed.”

Style icon and international supermodel, Iman, returns as Host and leads a panel of expert industry insiders who will judge the talent and skills of 14 promising new designers from across the country. Respected Canadian fashion designer Brian Bailey will once again act as mentor to the designers as they take on weekly fashion challenges.

“We are beyond thrilled to bring Project Runway Canada to Global viewers this year”, says John Brunton, President and CEO of Insight Production Company Ltd “The stakes, the competitors and the drama are all bigger and better, so we can’t wait to share this with a whole new audience.”

Vying for top-spot as the next Canadian fashion star, Project Runway Canada design contestants compete in dramatic challenges hoping to seize their breakthrough moment. Handpicked from across the country, this season’s fashion designers come from an array of backgrounds, hailing from Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Hamilton, Barrie and Toronto.

The Project Runway Canada Designers are:

· Adejoké Taiwo, 24, from Calgary, AB

· Baylor Orlando, 37, from Montreal, QC

· Brandon R. Dwyer, 32, from Barrie, ON

· Camille Prins, 28, from Toronto, ON

· Christie Clayton, 30, from Vancouver, BC

· Danio Frangella, 33, from LaSalle, ON

· Genevieve Graham, 30, from Vancouver, BC

· Jaclyn Murray, 26, from Winnipeg, MB

· Jason Meyers, 31, from Hamilton, ON

· Jeff MacKinnon, 41, from Toronto, ON

· Jessica Biffi, 25, from Toronto, ON

· Kim Cathers, 29, from Vancouver, BC

· Margarita Voultsos, 24, from Montreal, QC

· Sunny Fong, 32, from Toronto, ON

For access to full contestant bios and photography please log on to www.canwesttvmedia.com.

Faced with do-or-die tasks and extreme pressure, these aspiring designers endure the added stress of living under the same roof. 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.

Resident judges Rita Silvan, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Canada, and Shawn Hewson, Creative Director of Bustle Clothing will be joined by an exciting line-up of celebrity guest judges each week, including actress Elisha Cuthbert, fashion model Coco Rocha and designer Wayne Clark.

Project Runway Canada premieres on SLICETM Saturday, January 31 at 9pm with encore presentations Mondays at 10pm ET/PT.

In addition, Project Runway Canada fans can get the inside scoop at GlobalTV.com/runway. Come January 2009 the newly redesigned show website will showcase designer inspiration pages, behind the scene videos, extensive photo galleries and more.

Project Runway 2009The tantrums, the tears, the divas – fashion isn’t always pretty…The 2008 Gemini Award Winning Project Runway Canada returns for an all-new season making its network premiere on Global Television with encore performances on SLICETM.

Beginning Tuesday, January 27 Monday, February 2nd – 10pm ET/PT Project Runway Canada, primetime’s most fashionable reality series, returns with heart wrenching, edge-of-your seat excitement TV fans will love.

“Given the knock-out hit Project Runway Canada was for SliceTM, we couldn’t be happier the series is coming to the much broader audience of the conventional platform,” said Karen Gelbart, SVP, Lifestyle Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “From A-list celebrity guest judges to the intense competition amongst the passionate designers – viewers will not be disappointed.”

Style icon and international supermodel, Iman, returns as Host and leads a panel of expert industry insiders who will judge the talent and skills of 14 promising new designers from across the country. Respected Canadian fashion designer Brian Bailey will once again act as mentor to the designers as they take on weekly fashion challenges.

“We are beyond thrilled to bring Project Runway Canada to Global viewers this year”, says John Brunton, President and CEO of Insight Production Company Ltd “The stakes, the competitors and the drama are all bigger and better, so we can’t wait to share this with a whole new audience.”

Vying for top-spot as the next Canadian fashion star, Project Runway Canada design contestants compete in dramatic challenges hoping to seize their breakthrough moment. Handpicked from across the country, this season’s fashion designers come from an array of backgrounds, hailing from Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Montreal, Hamilton, Barrie and Toronto.

The Project Runway Canada Designers are:

• Adejoké Taiwo, 24, from Calgary, AB
• Baylor Orlando, 37, from Montreal, QC
• Brandon R. Dwyer, 22, from Barrie, ON
• Camille Prins, 28, from Toronto, ON
• Christie Clayton, 30, from Vancouver, BC
• Danio Frangella, 33, from LaSalle, ON
• Genevieve Graham, 30, from Vancouver, BC
• Jaclyn Murray, 26, from Winnipeg, MB
• Jason Meyers, 31, from Hamilton, ON
• Jeff MacKinnon, 41, from Toronto, ON
• Jessica Biffi, 25, from Toronto, ON
• Kim Cathers, 29, from Vancouver, BC
• Margarita Voultsos, 24, from Montreal, QC
• Sunny Fong, 32, from Toronto, ON

Faced with do-or-die tasks and extreme pressure, these aspiring designers endure the added stress of living under the same roof. 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.

Resident judges Rita Silvan, Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Canada, and Shawn Hewson, Creative Director of Bustle Clothing will be joined by an exciting line-up of celebrity guest judges each week, including actress Elisha Cuthbert, fashion model Coco Rocha and designer Wayne Clark.

Project Runway Canada premieres on SLICETM Saturday, January 31 at 9pm with encore presentations Mondays at 10pm ET/PT.

In addition, Project Runway Canada fans can get the inside scoop at GlobalTV.com/runway. Come January 2009 the newly redesigned show website will showcase designer inspiration pages, behind the scene videos, extensive photo galleries and more.

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.

It’s the official kick-off to the nationwide search for the country’s next big fashion designer as the all-new season of Project Runway Canada makes its Global Television debut in January 2009!

Starting TODAY, Monday, May 12 – 8am ET, all fashion designer hopefuls can go direct to www.globaltv.com to download the official application form. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, June 20 – 6:00PM ET.

“Following the great viewer response to Project Runway Canada on SliceTM last year, we’re extremely excited to premiere the all-new season to an even broader audience on Global. This Canadian Original series is a natural fit across both networks and offers a prime opportunity to utilize our newly formed broadcast synergies,” said Karen Gelbart, SVP, Lifestyle Content, Canwest Broadcasting. “We’re also looking forward to collaborating once again with the talented creatives at Insight Productions on this highly anticipated season.”