Spoiler alert! Please do not proceed if you have not watched Prime Video premiere episodes Making the cut. Read on for ET Style episode recaps and shop for the winning weekly looks on Amazon.
Making the cut Has returned! The first two episodes of the second season of the design contest series are now available to stream on Prime Video. Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn return as hosts to find the next great global brand. This season takes place in a bubble set up on a ranch in Malibu, California, as the show was filmed in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Klum and Gunn welcomed 10 established designers from around the world to compete for the grand prize of $ 1 million, a mentorship with Amazon Fashion, and the opportunity to design an entire collection exclusive to the online retail giant. Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott and international model Winnie Harlow join Klum on the judging panel.
The first episode began with the designers’ inaugural assignment, in which they began working from home before entering the Making the cut study. Each designer created two styles that embodied their brand statement, one runway style and one accessible, which were revealed during the fashion show. Each week’s winning accessible skin will be sold on Amazon Fashion. Klum and Gunn added a surprise component to the challenge. Before hitting the runway, each designer was interviewed by fashion journalist Maghan McDowell from Vogue Business. Their interviews were taken into account at the trial.
Gary Graham was quickly chosen as the winner. The New York-based designer, who was a CFDA / Vogue Fashion Fund finalist in 2009, created two tie-waist dresses made with vintage patterns. Graham clearly has a gift for telling stories through his designs. The cohesive looks were inspired by a woman named Amanda who died in the 19th century at the age of 19. Graham explained that dresses are a story of redemption.
Lendrell Martin of New Jersey was the first to be eliminated this season. London-based Australian designer Joshua Scacheri barely got the cut. Scacheri was safe when Harlow decided to give the designer another chance after seeing custom designs from his portfolio.
Next, resort wear. In the second episode, designers were assigned to create the vacation clothing version of their brand. Fashion designer Prabal Gurung joined Klum, Harlow and Scott on the panel.
Additionally, the designers posted an image on social media for their resort wear styles. Four fashion influencers voted for the best post. This week’s winning designer will have the opportunity to collaborate with an influencer on Amazon Fashion’s limited edition fashion line, The Drop.
Jaipur-born, Los Angeles-based designer Dushyant Asthana was eliminated in this episode. Scacheri completely turned around from the last panel of judges in his tailored suit jacket and bright men’s shorts for the runway look and a women’s patterned robe and yellow wide-leg pants for the accessible look. Brooklyn-based bridal designer Andrea Pitter has been one of those seen since the very first episode. Her asymmetrical black and red abstract print dress and cover-up swimsuit also won over the judges. His social media posts were the tiebreaker and Scacheri was the winner.
Check back next week to buy the winning looks from episode three and four!