‘Project Runway’ Returns to Bravo March 14

An all-new season of “Project Runway” premieres March 14th on Bravo. The iconic fashion competition series returns with host Karlie Kloss with Mentor Christian Siriano and Judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth.

Bravo’s press release says, “16 new designers from across the United States and abroad who will compete for the coveted spot of a lifetime, a chance to show their collection during an exclusive runway show for industry insiders and influencers as well as win the largest cash prize in the show’s history.”

Meet the designers of “Project Runway” Season 17:

Afa Ah Loo – Lotopa, Samoa
Rakan Shams Aldeen – Homs, Syria
Cavanagh Baker – Nashville, TN
Tessa Clark – Greenville, OH
Bishme Cromartie – Baltimore, MD
Venny Etienne – Brooklyn, NY
Jhoan “Sebastian” Grey – Cali, Colombia
Renee Hill – Philadelphia, PA
Sonia Kasparian – Portland, OR
Kovid Kapoor – Brooklyn, NY
Frankie Lewis – Louisville, KY
Lela Orr – Monroe, LA
Jamall Osterholm – Cranston, RI
Nadine Ralliford – Stone Mountain, GA
Gary “Garo Sparo” Spampinato – Bayshore, NY
Hester Sunshine – Santa Fe, NM

The stakes have never been higher for the aspiring designers who are competing for the grand prize of “$250,000 furnished by the Pilot’s FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pen —a feature in ELLE, and his or her own featured role in a Bluprint digital series as well as $50,000 to put toward their own design studio also courtesy of Bluprint,” says the press release.

The wait is finally over. Season 17 of “Project Runway” premieres with a special 90-minute episode Thursday, March 14 at 8pm ET on Bravo.