This season of Project Runway, season7 was already launched the 14 of januar 2010. But it will probably first show next year.
But of course you can follow it here on Lifetime. Lifetime took over Project Runway two years ago, after a trial against NBC/Universal, the owners of Bravo. the Producers simply got a better offer.
After that, Bravo launched The Fashion Show, as a pendant to Project Runway, with American designer, Isaac Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland from Destiny´s child as hosts, as well as Fern Mallis, the woman behind New York Fashion Week, as a fellow judge.
Every time the Designers get a new assignment, that they have to solve within very limited time and a fair amount of money to use.
The three remaining participants have to design a collection to be shown at New York Fashion Week.
Here the final winner will be elected. The winner will be mentioned over several pages in Marie Claire and win 100.000,- $ for financing their own collection.
I follow the series as often as possible, because it is fun, but also very in- spiring on a professional level. The Concept is well planned and seems serious. the Participants get some nice challenges and is being supervised by Tim Gunn, who for many years was at Parsons, The New School for Design, but now is a Creative director at Liz Clairborne Inc.
On the other hand, The Fashion Show seems very superficial and not very well worked through. They promote it as "real fashion for real people".
Mizrahi and Kelly Rowland, who doesn´t seem to have any knowledge of fashion at all, are walking around among the designers and commenting, while they work. -But not as serious and constructive as Tim Gunn on Project Runway.
Latest news from this reality-world is, that Chris March, who did a fabulous collection in season 4, dressed Maryl Streep for The Oscars.