About Project Runway

Project Runway South Africa is coming to Mzansi Magic in July 2018, presented by Ndalo Pictures, the new multimedia division of Ndalo Media, in association with 4th Street Wine.

This premier fashion design contest charts the journey of 12 aspiring fashion designers by putting their skills to the ultimate test. Each episode will see contestants create garments restricted by a certain theme, material and time, stretching the boundaries of their passion, innovation, and ingenuity. As they work, they will be mentored by one of South Africa’s foremost designers.

Their creations will be judged by a panel of resident and guest judges, comprising of top fashion personalities, Elle South Africa editors, and industry experts, who will decide who is out – and who will stay to compete for a chance to showcase their collection at Paris Fashion Week 2019 – and much more.

“South Africa has impressive design talent that is absolutely ready for an international show like this,” says Ndalo Media CEO Khanyi Dhlomo. “It’s engaging, informative, enlightening and entertaining. It’s about talent, about mentorship, opportunity and pushing creativity past all boundaries… we’re incredibly proud to be able to bring this show to our shores.”

The hit reality television show, created by Eli Holman, was originally launched in the US in 2004 and aired on Bravo before moving to Lifetime. Starring supermodel Heidi Klum, fashion consultant Tim Gunn, fashion designers Michael Kors and Zac Posen and Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia, Project Runway is now in its 16th season.

Project Runway South Africa is presented by Mzansi Magic and Ndalo Pictures, in association with 4th Street Wine. Supported by Edgars, Kelso Beauty, TRESemmé, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, and Lexus. The production partner is Rapid Blue.