News & Runway


With Project Runway now on Lifetime, Bravo has given us The Fashion Show and now, Launch My Line. The new reality competition show will premiere on Wednesday, December 2 at 11 p.m. ET/PT and is hosted by twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten of DSQUARED2, while fashion insiders Stefani Greenfield and Lisa Kline round out the cast as judges.


The series features ten well-known professionals who are highly regarded in their varied fields of expertise, but have always envisioned having their own clothing line. These professionals are paired up with ten established fashion designers who will help them execute their dream clothing line. At the end of every episode, a complete look from each team must walk the runway and be judged in front of a live studio audience. In the end, the winning professional will have their clothing line launched, and the expert designer who helped them along the way, will receive $50,000.


I was able to get a sneak peak and watch the first episode of the series, and it’s definitely Project Runway-inspired. Dean and Dan walk around the work room and check up on the contestants in a very Tim Gunn sort of way and their catchphrases are also very Heidi Klum-esque. That said, anyone who found the Project Runway format appealing will likely enjoy the show, and there’s an added element of excitement in watching a series where many of the faces are familiar.


The ten professionals you might have heard of are:


·         Dan Karaty

·         David Applebaum

·         Eric Cubeechee, DJ

·         Kathy Rose, Jewelry Designer

·         Kevin Black, Music Mogul

·         Louanna Rawles, Stylist

·         Marilyn Crawford, CEO

·         Merle Ginsberg, Fashion Critic

·         Patrick McDonald

·         Vanessa Gonzalez, Event Designer


Once again, you can check out the premiere when it airs on Bravo on Wednesday, December 2 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.