Auf’d in T.O.

Yesterday evening saw the premiere of Project Runway Canada, the casting show looking for an innovative new designer. The US-American version of the series is of course hosted by Heidi Klum (which I heard someone refer to as die hohle Kuh). Anyway, the Toronto based designer search is hosted by Iman. The show started with the contestants getting to know each other at the Toronto Islands, where Iman arrived by yacht.

Iman, c'est moi

Just by announcing the prizes it became obvious that the Canadian version will be even trashier than south of the border: The winner will present a collection at Toronto Fashion Week and will be able to sell the work at Winners.
Out of the 13 designers, 6 are based out of Toronto, some of them had a lil’ boutique on Queen Street.

Hab mich lieb

I have the feeling that I am going to be a bit addicted to the trashiness. Iman acted like a robot (always a plus), looking totally airbrushed in some of the segment trailers. And I enjoyed her tagline, which she got to use quite often in the first episode as two designers got Auf’d:

“Sometimes in fashion, you just don’t measure up.”

Auf Wiedersehen

I have a love / hate relationship with Project Runway. The US TV series where Heidi Klum tries to find the best designer. Of course every week, one designer gets thrown out.

I especially love the great one liners. Heidi’s are a bit nerve wrecking as she repeats them each and every week. Over and over. Her “Auf Wiedersehen” makes me cringe. But I love it. Hate it. Love it.

It would be fantastic if Nadja Auermann hosted the show. She is my favourite German model. Ever. Maybe she would say “Tschüss“. Umlauts are very apropos in North America. She would know.

“As you know, in fashion, one day you’re in and the next day you’re out.”
Heidi Klum

“I think I’m going to shoot you for ELLE.”
Nina Garcia, Elle Magazine fashion director and one of the judges on the show

“It’s triple L Y. Last Year. Last Year. Last Year.”
Michael Kors, fashion designer and judge

“Auf Wiedersehen.”
Heidi Klum

Watch Heidi say Auf Wiedersehen.
(To a model not a designer, I couldn’t find a better clip)

In Canada, the Life Network TV channel decided to have the show a few weeks behind the US air date. Which is too bad, as I can’t read fourfour’s current screencaps anymore. Oh well, here is a link to the episode I saw last Monday.