The Project Runway Blog
Category: "season 8"
"Project Runway" Season 8 Designer Peach Carr creates all of her work in a hayloft, including her very own line of self-dubbed "mullet-wear" that combines the best of the business and party fashion worlds. Her hubby may call her "Johnny Cash" because of her black-saturated closet, but when it comes to designing (and her shoe collection), the self-taught Illinois mom is no stranger to bright bursts of color.
Take a spin inside Peach Carr's portfolio to see what from Bowie to preppy inspires the designer, and don't miss out on the video of her home visit. Where else can you get an old chicken coopfilled tour of a "Project Runway" contestant's 1890s barn-turned-house?
"Project Runway" Season 8 designer Ivy Higa was born and raised in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii and has a kitchen full of macadamia nuts to prove it but now represents the home team as one of this season's three New Yorkers. The Manhattanite proves during her home visit that big things (and entire fall collections) come from small apartments, and shows Tim Gunn her Transformer aesthetic and a glimpse at her dark side at her casting session.
Don't miss Ivy Higa's portfolio of past work that includes runway gowns, more convertible-chic clothing and even enviable accessories. Then, check out the designer's fashion transformation through the years, including a chunky platform-sponsored stop in the '90s, in her personal photos.
The start of a new season of "Project Runway" is upon us, and Season 8 not only has a brand new time (9 pm!) and more minutes (90!), but the most number of designers in the show's history (17!). To help you get through all things new, here's a "Runway" road map:
• Start out by visiting the designers' profile pages to read their extensive Q&As and flip through photo galleries. You'll find out the answers to all the things you want to know — like design training and favorite fabrics — plus see all their favorite pictures.
Also for Season 8, we have some friendly and new faces for our "Runway" bloggers! Mentor Tim Gunn is back again with designers Carol Hannah Whitfield (Season 6), plus Nick Verreos (Season 2) and , new for Season 8, Laura Bennett (Season 3).
Don't forget to tune in for the big Episode 1 premiere on Thursday, July 29 at 9 pm et/pt for 90 minutes of "Runway" with guest judge Selma Blair, and stick around for the premiere of "On the Road With Austin & Santino" at 10:30 pm et/pt.
Check out two sneak peek photos of actress Selma Blair in action as guest judge during "Project Runway" Season 8's premiere episode, airing Thursday, July 29 at 9 pm et/pt:
Keep checking back here on the blog for more inside info on the upcoming season!
Watch a preview of "Project Runway" Season 8. The new season premieres Thursday, July 29 at a new time — 9 pm et/pt — and is now 90 minutes long:
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