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Project Runway Season Eleven Starts August 7 And There Is An Aussie Contestant

benjamin mach

Fans of Project Runway will be pleased the 11th season of the hit reality series  will start on Wednesday August 7 on Arena TV.

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn will continue to headline the series as host and mentor.  Something that will make it more interesting for Australian fans is that one of our own is a contestant.

Benjamin Mach who is 35 years-old was born in Sydney. Mach is a highly-qualified and well-rounded designer whose work has graced the runways of Sydney, London, Paris, Madrid and Miami. His love of fashion began at an early age and after graduating from The Sydney Institute of Technology – Fashion Design Studio he immediately started showing his own line at Australian Fashion Week, before moving to London where he worked with major brands Marchesa, WINTLE and the Spanish label Roberto Torretta. Benjamin is currently based in New York.

Hopefully he stays in for a few episodes. The series has already aired in the US so best to not google on the interwebs about the show if you don’t want to stumble across any spoilers.

There is also a twist this season to keep it fresh –  all 16 designers will be participating in the series’ first-ever teams edition. The team challenges are taken to a whole new level as the designers must work together for every challenge while ensuring their own garments stand out on the runway.  Which is code for lots of bitching and fighting.

The winner receives $100,000 from L’Oréal Paris, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a 2013 Lexus GS 350 plus an opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection at Lord & Taylor.

Joining Klum on the judging panel is Marie Claire’s Fashion Director Nina Garcia and fashion designer Zac Posen.  Also Project Runway favourite Michael Kors will serve as the finale guest judge.

Project Runway Australia Season 11 starts on Arena TV on 7 August at 8.30pm.


1 daisy { 07.01.13 at 4:15 pm }

This guy looks like a comedian pretending to be a designer.

2 Littlepetal { 07.01.13 at 4:18 pm }

He has Simpson’s hair