Today, Bravo unveiled the contestants who will be paired together to compete in the new fashion creative competition series, “Launch My Line” premiering on Bravo on Wednesday, September 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Acclaimed designers, twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten of DSQUARED2 serve as the series hosts, and fashion notables Stefani Greenfield and Lisa Kline are series judges.
The series features ten well known professionals who are highly regarded in their own field of expertise, but have always dreamed of having their own clothing line. These professionals will be paired with ten established fashion designers who will help them execute their dream clothing line. The ten pairs will be put to the test, as they have to rely on each other’s expertise to produce a cohesive fashion line. Some teams form a natural connection while others have instant tension, but 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 their expert designer, who helped them along way, will receive $50,000.For a sneak peak at the premiere, go to http://www.bravotv.com/launch-my-line/videos/welcome-to-launch-my-line.
Following are the ten professionals and the ten expert designers competing in the series (bios enclosed. Photography is available at www.nbcumv.com):
Dan Karaty, Choreographer – Hometown: Wyckoff, N.J.; Currently Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.
David Applebaum, Architect – Hometown: Houston, Texas; Currently Resides in: Los Angeles, Calif.
Eric Cubeechee, DJ – Hometown/Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.
Kathy Rose, Jewelry Designer – Hometown: Tehran, Iran; Currently Resides in: Los Angeles, Calif.
Kevin Black, Music Mogul – Hometown: Bronx, New York, N.Y.; Currently Resides in: Los Angeles, Calif.
Louanna Rawles, Stylist – Hometown/Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.
Marilyn Crawford, CEO – Hometown: Lancaster, S.C.; Currently Resides In: Las Vegas, Nev. and New York, N.Y.
Merle Ginsberg, Fashion Critic – Hometown: Atlantic City, N.J.; Currently Resides in: Los Angeles, Calif.
Patrick McDonald, Fashion Writer/Dandy – Hometown: San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Currently Resides in: New York, N.Y.
Vanessa Gonzalez, Event Designer – Hometown/Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.
Akiko, 31 – Hometown: San Diego, Calif.; Currently Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.
Coco, 37 – Hometown: Thailand, Currently Resides In: New York, N.Y.
Emil, 39 – Hometown: Linz, Austria; Currently Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.
Galina, 45 – Hometown: Odessa, Russia; Currently Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.
Jim, 35 – Jim, 35 – Strathmore, Calif.; Currently Resides In: West Hollywood, Calif.
Julie, 29 – Hometown/Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.
Roberto, 41 – Hometown: Bal Harbour, Fla.; Currently Resides In: Hollywood, Calif.
Susan, 26 – Atlanta, Ga.; Currently Resides In: Pasadena, Calif.
Thai, 28 – Hometown: Olympia, Wash.; Currently Resides In: Los Angeles, Calif.
Tressa, 32 – Hometown: Norwich, Vt.; Currently Resides In Los Angeles, Calif.
“Launch My Line” is produced by Lake Paradise Entertainment for Bravo. Holly M. Wofford (“Survivor,” “Shear Genius” and “Supernanny”) and Vittoria Cacciatore (“Survivor”) serve as executive producers.