From a media release:
Fast fashion and flying hemlines have a whole new meaning as Corus Studios, a division of Corus Entertainment, starts production and international sales on STITCHED (12×60), a fierce original fashion competition series that fuses jaw-dropping creations and big personalities from the world of North American fashion. Hosted by Canadian fashion model Kim Cloutier, the series boasts an esteemed panel of resident judges including style expert Joe Zee and ELLE Canadaâ€™s Editor-in-Chief, Vanessa Craft. Produced by FORTÃ‰ Entertainment in association with Corus Studios for Slice™, STITCHED is shooting in Toronto, Ont. and slated to premiere in fall 2018.
Introducing a new wave of talented fashion designers, the series matches wits and stitches in an epic fashion throw-down in three rounds. In every high-style-meets-high-stakes episode, four competitors face off in dramatically themed challenges with one designer eliminated each round. Facing the oh-so-sharp resident judges and a new guest judge per episode, designers create ambitious outfits inspired by unique materials and concepts under tight timelines. In the end, the top designer from each episode rises to the top with a couture-level creation that earns them the $10,000 prize.
Meet the endlessly chic host and panel of STITCHED:
Kim Cloutier (Host): Montreal-born and internationally known fashion model Kim Cloutier takes the reigns as host. Having worked on campaigns spanning from Victoria Secret to Redken, Kim brings her insider knowledge of the fashion industry to the STITCHED runway.
Joe Zee (Resident Judge): World-renowned fashion power player with over two decades of experience, Joe has occupied top positions at several prestigious publications (Vanity Fair, Allure, Elle US), as well as conquering the worlds of broadcast, digital and publishing. Formerly, Joe served as the executive creative director at Yahoo Style and is a frequent fashion and pop culture expert with regular appearances on ABCâ€™s Good Morning America, NBCâ€™s TODAY show, CNN, Extra! and Access Hollywood.
Vanessa Craft (Resident Judge): ELLE Canadaâ€™s Editor-in-Chief Vanessa Craft rounds out the solid resident judging panel. A jet-setting authority on fashion who is a fixture at international runway shows, this style expert is eloquent and playful and always looking for the deeper story behind a designerâ€™s vision.
Additional details on STITCHED will be announced at later date. The series is available for international sales at MIPTV. Visit Rita Carbone Fluery, Corus Studios Worldwide Sales at Stand R7.N3 (Riviera 7).
For Corus, Krista Look is the Director of Original Lifestyle Content and Andrea Griffith is Executive in Charge of Production. On behalf of FORTÃ‰ Entertainment, Andrea Gabourie and Mitchell Gabourie serve as Executive Producers and Natalie Schenk is Series Producer.