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Project Runway: Fashion Startup

Project Runway: Fashion Startup

Project Runway: Fashion Startup
Bidding For Business
The Commission Concept
The Importance of Uniqueness
Shoes That Are Always On Pointe
Project Runway Fashion Startup
Welcome To Fashion Startup
An entrepreneur is encouraged to improve her celebrity-endorsed accessories. An aspirant businessperson is coached by Maria Hatzistefanis of Rodial Group.
This Is Called A Bidding War
A pitch is made which sells fashionable accessories while offering sanitary drinking water to Central America. An entrepreneur gets trained by Tommy Hilfiger.
Girls Just Wanna Have Funds!
A contestant who has graduated from college presents an idea for an alternative to Craigslist. The substance of one pitch makes one investor weep.
Where's All The Cash Going?
One entrepreneur presents a pitch which seeks to make far-reaching changes in the lingerie industry. A pitch for an incomplete item ends up shocking the investors.
I Need To See Focus
A successful app developer presents a pitch, hoping to establish himself in the field of athleisure. The sight and presentation of an innovative handbag delight the investors.
They're Ripping You Off
A female cancer survivor makes a bid for a company using her fight against the illness as a motivational factor. Two entrepreneurs want their product on Home Shopping Network.
Entrepreneurs Are The New Rock Stars
An entrepreneur pitches for the 'fountain of youth'. A set of events leads to investors doubting an entrepreneur's business acumen.
On Point
Two mothers make a pitch for an outdoor female clothing line. An entrepreneur gets useful suggestions regarding running a business from the creators of Soul Cycle, Julie Rice and Jenny Fleiss.
Christine Hunsicker

Christine Hunsicker is the CEO and founder of Gwynnie Bee, an online clothing rental subscription service exclusively for women sizes 10-32.
The company is the largest buyer of plus size clothing in the United States with over 3,000 different styles and 150+ select brands available. After four years and over it has grown from four people in an East Village apartment to over 350 employees, operating out of four offices across the US and India. Gwynnie Bee presents brand partners with endless opportunities to plug into their growing membership and the unique feedback loop of consumer insights that a subscription service model offers.

Gary Wassner

In the fashion industry, Gary Wassner, CEO of Hilldun Corporation, known as the company behind many of Seventh Avenue’s most prestigious fashion companies, has provided financing and factoring for many of America’s and the world’s most iconic designer labels.

Named one of Fashionista’s 50 Most Influential People in Fashion, Gary is also a member of the CFDA Advisory Board and a mentor for the CFI Incubator program, an advisory board member of Fordham Law School’s Fashion Law Institute, an instructor for the DENYC program.

Katia Beauchamp

Katia Beauchamp is the cofounder and CEO of Birchbox, a leading beauty and grooming retailer offering an efficient, personalized way to discover and shop for new products.
She and cofounder Hayley Barna launched the company in September 2010, redefining the beauty e-commerce experience by pairing a monthly subscription of personalized samples with editorial content to create a seamless path to purchase full-size products online. Today Birchbox has more than 1 million subscribers and operates in six countries, including the US, France, Spain, UK, Belgium and Ireland.

Rebecca Minkoff

An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s playful and subtly edgy designs can be spotted around the world on young women and celebrities alike.
Rebecca introduced her first ready-to-wear collection in 2009. The brand is distributed in over 900 stores worldwide, with flagship stores in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles with Chicago slated to open this year. The brand also has free-standing stores in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Japan, and Rebecca is an active member of the CFDA and supports multiple philanthropies.