Dubai-based Designer Buffi Jashanmal Joins Project Runway
All hail Dubai-based fashion maverick Buffi Jashanmal who's joining the tenth edition of uber chic show Project Runway. Hosted by supermodel and all-round stylista Heidi Klum, the US-based based hit series provides budding designers an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion.
Buffi is among the 16 young designers set to compete in New York for this season and, as you'd expect, she's super excited. “It’s going to be a huge experience to be a part of this show, where you get to prove yourself in front of top-notch industry experts. Apart from the excitement, I’m a bit nervous as well to be showing my creations in this very competitive programme. The aim is definitely to win, but the amount I’ll learn on the show is going to be even better.”
Buffi, who's studied fashion design at Parsons and the London College of Fashion, first made a splash on the UAE style scene with her fashion company called Quiet Riot. She has also designed childrens' wear lines for Walmart, K Mart and Target; and taught fashion at The Hewitt School. Plus, she's also writing a DIY dressmaking book.
For Project Runway, she will join contestants facing off in front of a live audience in New York’s famed Times Square in their first elimination challenge where they will have to impress thousands of fashionistas and fans in attendance, as well as Heidi, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. The trio will be joined by guest judges actress Lauren Graham and costumer, designer and uber stylist Patricia Field.
We'll be rooting for our local girl to take home the big prize! This season’s winning designer will receive $100,000 from L’Oréal Paris to start his/her own line, a fashion spread in Marie Claire magazine, a 2013 Lexus GS 350, a $50,000 technology suite by HP and Intel to create his/her own vision and run his/her business and the opportunity to design and sell an exclusive collection at Lord & Taylor.
Sweet! And here's hoping Buffi wins it all!
INFO: You can follow Buffi on Twitter @buffi_jashanmal and vote for her for Fan Fav by tweeting: #teambuffi for fan fav @projectrunway or http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-10/fan-favorite. All episodes can be viewed at www.mylifetime.com www.quietriotdubai.com. Check out Buffi's designs on Sense Of Fashion http://www.senseofashion.com/buffisimone/items/95046/Boho-Vintage-inspired-off-white-lace-wedding-dress and Etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/88153066/boho-vintage-inspired-off-white-lace.