"Iman will head up a panel of expert industry insiders to judge both the talent and skills of the budding designers.
Canadian designer Brian Bailey will serve as mentor to the designers. Judges Rita Silvan, editor-in-chief of Elle Canada, and Shawn Hewson, co-founder of Canadian sportswear label Bustle Clothing, will be joined by rotating guest judges as well as Iman on the runway each week to eliminate designers. Models will also face weekly eliminations.
The three finalists will each design collections to showcase at Toronto's L'Oreal Fashion Week.
The grand prize winner of "Project Runway Canada" will receive $100,000 to start their own fashion line, a professional portfolio photo shoot provided by L'Oreal Paris, a retail mentorship with Winners and a cover and feature spread showing their winning collection in Elle Canada."
Episode 1: Clothes off Their Backs
The designers meet their host, Iman, on a glamourous yacht and are given 30 minutes to create an outfit with very limited materials. Later the designers learn the competition has only just begun and they must now each create an innovative look using only the clothes from another competitor’s suitcase.
Premieres October 8th at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Slice.
(Photos: Courtesy of Slice.ca)