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TVNZ announces first group of Project Runway designers

TVNZ announces first group of Project Runway New Zealand designers

Seven of Project Runway New Zealand’s designers can now be revealed!

From a rugby player; to a stay-at-home mum; to a previous farm-hand, these designers come from all walks of life with one goal: to win TVNZ 2’s Project Runway New Zealand.

The first announced group of designers are:

Beth Hornsby-Hunt, 31, Fashion Student from Auckland

Caitlin Crisp, 22, Retail Assistant from Christchurch

Kerry Ranginui, 33, Pattern Maker from Whanganui

Lenon Wakuwa, 27, Caregiver from Invercargill

Massey Williams, 38, Alternative Education Tutor and Mentor from Christchurch

Nicole Schmidt, 28, Stay at home Mother from Hawke’s Bay

Peni Moala, 29, Retail Assistant from Arrowtown

All seven bring a unique design aesthetic into the competition. Whether it’s taxidermied ducklings or floaty and feminine dresses and blouses, Kiwis won’t be disappointed with the quality (or the drama!) delivered each week.

With seven yet-to-be-announced designers to add into the mix, every Monday night Project Runway NZ will task all 14 with meeting a brief and creating something to wow the judges. If their garment fails to meet the brief, they risk being eliminated from the competition.

Who will win and who will walk?

To read more about each of the seven designers, you can download contestant bios and imagery HERE.

The final seven designers will be announced Sunday 16th September, before the series premiere on Monday 1st October, 7:30PM on TVNZ 2.

Join the conversation on Social Media with the hashtag #ProjectRunwayNZ

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Project Runway New Zealand is produced by Warner Bros. International Television Production New Zealand.

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