Fall can only mean one thing – fashion! New York City, Paris, Milan and London are being overtaken by fashion weeks. While stars jet set around the world to each one, we normies get to indulge in the new fashion shows of the fall television season.
If you don’t already have your entertainment system set up, now’s the time to line up your all-access pass into the fashion industry and fall’s latest looks.
Hopefully this fabulous fashion staple doesn’t go away anytime soon. Now in its 14th season, the Emmy-winning show is better and more challenging than ever. This season has been refreshing in that there’s been no real drama between the contestants. All their energy is truly going into the garments that they make (with exception of Swapnil’s frequent smoke breaks, of course).
The season is already half way through, but if you missed it you can catch up on the Lifetime Network website. San Francisco DIRECTV customers can tune in anytime to cheer on local designer Candice Cuoco.
Time: Thursday, 9/8 Central
I like that the show gives you a few unique perspectives of working in the highest levels of the fashion industry. It’s always interesting to see how people perform under pressure. Top performers are really awe-inspiring in the way that they thrive under extreme time constraints, unforeseen events and high expectations. We’re looking forward to future episodes with the fall 2015 fashion shows.
Time: Check local listings (you can always watch episodes online)
House of DVF
Breaking into the high ranks of the fashion industry isn’t easy. House of DVF is a reminder of how competitive it can get on your way to the top. Now that the season is a few episodes in and a few people have gotten the “bag of death” the girls are starting to step up their competitiveness. You’ve got to hand it to Diane Von Furstenberg – she’s great at giving people their walking papers.
Time: Sunday, 10/9 Central
Fashionably Late With Rachel Zoe
Rachel Zoe knows a great deal of Hollywood insiders, so keeping the guest chair filled shouldn’t be a problem. She does a good job of blending fashion into a late night talk show format in Fashionably Late With Rachel Zoe. We’re only a few episodes into the show so it’s difficult to say how things will progress. Right now it’s fun and fashion-focused, but they could do without the laugh track laughter in the background. It’s definitely a winner for fans of The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo.
Time: Thursday, 10/9 Central
It’s not the same without Joan, but this show keeps things in perspective with comedic relief. Sometimes fashion can be taken a tad too seriously. And oftentimes high profile figures don questionable outfits. When they do, the Fashion Police are standing by ready to shine a spotlight on it. In their defense they do give people credit where credit is due. The new shows will start airing on November 23rd. Until then you can watch clips on the E! website.
Time: 8/7 Central
Rent It Throwback: House of Style
When MTV was very young it was edgy, and dare we say, even provocative at times (but not in an exploitative way). House of Style was one of their documentary style series that took an inside look at the fashion and modeling industries. This was in 1989 when few people were covering fashion on TV. Cindy Crawford, Molly Sims, Daisy Fuentes – all household names today that once hosted the long-running series. The show has been revived in the last few years and now Iggy Azalea serves as the host.
Rachel Zoe show photo by Marc Veraart