The second season of Making the Cut We were introduced to 10 talented designers: Dushyant Asthana and Olivia OBlanc; Ally Ferguson, Joshua Scacheri and Raf Swiader, Lucie Broachard and Gray Graham, who had to unleash their creativity while preserving their brand identity and vision. These amazing designers showed us all they had, right up to the last, most heart-racing second.
Making the Cut They did it all: from resort wear, bridal, avant-garde, social media marketing, working alongside influencers, to creating a video campaign.
The second season gave us the twists, the turns, and a whole lot of newness, including judges Winnie Harlow and Moschino’s Jeremy Scott and the first-ever Heidi Klum, the host and judge, reminded us in the sixth episode that it wasn’t about who did poorly, but who did the most well. After the judges expected more from these two talented designers, Lucie and Raf had to be said goodbye. After weeks of hard work and constant praise from judges, Andrea Pitter, along with Gary Graham, won the challenge.
Episode 7: Store Concepts Recap: The designers must create at least three new store looks. They can also use up to three designs from previous challenges. Andrea Pitter’s concept store draws inspiration from New York City’s subway station, but has a chic update to reflect the varied personal styles of everyday people. The concept store by Andrea Salazar resembles a museum experience, but with a sensorial touch. It features her feminine, edgy aesthetic and brand identity. Gary Graham’s concept store features a retro feel in a circular boutique and a video that demonstrates the design process. It is truly a Gary Graham experience. Andrea Salazar wins, but there’s a twist. The judges chose to keep all three contestants in the finale for the first time.
Episode 8: Finale Recap and the Winner: Each contestant must present a business pitch to Christine Beauchamp, the president of Amazon Fashion. The final ten-look collection must reflect their brand identity and the lessons learned during this design journey. Finale brings out the emotions of designers who struggle with self-doubt and taking risks. After reflecting on the journeys of the three final contestants, Tim Gunn shed a few tears. Heidi Klum and Winnie Harlow, Jeremy Scott and Christine Beauchamp discussed each designer’s journey, including the highs and lows. They also considered the business pitch and final line. Although the judges gave mostly glowing reviews to the designers, with a few criticisms, Jeremy Scott passionately supported Gary Graham’s artistic vision and individuality in his designs. After a difficult decision was made by the judges, Andrea Salazar was not selected for the final cut. She took third place. The final two contestants were down to Heidi Klum and Andrea Pitter. Jeremy Scott cast his vote for Gary Graham. Winnie Harlow won the tiebreaking vote. Gary Graham was the runner-up, making him the winner of Making the Cut There’s more! Christine Beauchamp was so in love with all the collections that Gary Graham and Andrea Salazar were allowed to sell their lines on the Making the Cut Amazon Store. Check out the collections before they are sold out!