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This morning, Sundance Channel hosted a press conference to introduce all of its spring shows. We've already heard the preliminary announcement and seen the list of designers appearing on Joe Zee's new Kitchen-Nightmares-for-fashion-designers program called All On The Line:
Each episode of this eight-part series will feature one designer who has reached some success on their own, but roadblocks have put them at risk of losing their business. That’s when Zee steps in to diagnose the problem. Critiquing everything from design to production, he serves as a mentor, while preparing the designers to present their line to a buyer who will make or break their design dreams. Through the process, Zee hopes to unlock each designer’s true potential and re-ignite their love for fashion, but ultimately, it will be their own choice whether or not to take his advice.And now we have the full episode recaps for every episode of the eight-part series. Check out the drama after the jump.
Here's the entire season's worth of episode descriptions:
Radenroro: Bad is Better than Boring· All On The Line [Official Site]
Tuesday, March 29th – 10pm e/p
Andrei and Liquicia are married with?a fashion line. Radenroro launched seven seasons ago, but the line still fights to be recognized in the fashion industry. After Andrei mortgaged over $300,000 from his personal business to help support Radenroro, the couple decide they have one more season to make or break it. Joe Zee knows the brand needs to find a voice and hopes a meeting with a famed fashion PR group will bring the success they deserve. However, showing up late to a buyers meeting with Nordstrom was not the type of PR Joe was hoping for.
Dana Maxx: It's Time to Grow Up
Tuesday, April 5th – 10pm e/p
Dana-Maxx took the fashion world by storm with a meteoric explosion on the scene. Although she was selected as Women Wear Daily’s ‘hot new designer,’ and had enormous success, Dana-Maxx's company is now losing money every year. With her parents financing the line entirely, it’s time for Dana- Maxx to grow up. Joe Zee thinks Dana-Maxx is in need of a business makeover - her staff is too large and her price points unattainable. He arranges for her to meet with fashion entrepreneur and start up business expert Liza Deyrmenjian, who schools Dana-Maxx on turning a profit in fashion, but when Dana-Maxx is unprepared for her buyers meeting at Bergdorf Goodman, will she get a second chance to turn it all around?
Kara Janx: That Dress is Great if You're Going to Prom With Justin Bieber
Tuesday, April 12th – 10pm e/p
Since Kara Janx’s appearance on Project Runway, she has struggled to be recognized as a real designer and not just a reality TV star. Joe thinks Kara needs a signature look that can fit women of all shapes and sizes and hopes a trip to the gym will inspire her to style for all body types. Joe also introduces Kara to famed fashion designers Victor & Rolf, who are best known for their strong point of view. After much consideration of what women really want, Kara presents her final product to Neiman Marcus - but will she be able to transcend her reality star image behind and move forward as a designer?
Between the Sheets: I'm Nervous Your Model is About to Have a Britney Moment
Tuesday, April 19th – 10pm e/p
Layla and Josh are on the verge of losing their line, and their relationship. The fashion duo started their ‘Between the Sheets’ lingerie line six years ago and have been racking up debt through credit cards, loans and family members, ever since. Joe Zee thinks they need to change their direction before they can reach success in the lingerie market, but will Layla forgo her passion for panties? After an inspiring visit to Garo Sparo’s studio and a buyers meeting with Neiman Marcus’ Cusp, will they garner enough buys for Josh to put a ring on it?
Gemma Kahng: I Want a Woman to Look a Little Mad Max and a Little Princess
Tuesday, April 26th – 10pm e/p
Gemma Kahng was once an iconic designer who took the fashion world by storm in the ’90s, but after years of slowing sales she is struggling to make herself relevant again. Joe Zee thinks he can help, but fears Gemma won’t be willing to ditch her outdated designs, or troublesome staff, and create a new look. Joe calls on Norma Kamali, one of the most powerful women in the fashion industry who’s had first-hand experience in reinventing her line. Kamali shares her success secrets and encourages Gemma to fight her way back into fashion fame.
Jedda-Kahn: That Looks Like a Drag Queen Shoe
Tuesday, May 3rd – 10pm e/p
Despite the major success of his breakout lines, Jedda-Kahn finds himself on the brink of bankruptcy and is struggling to keep his design aesthetic. But is he ready to accept help from Joe Zee? Tensions run high when Jedda snubs advice from famed Marchesa designer, Georgina Chapman, and clashes with Joe, who is trying to remind Jedda to focus on the person he’s designing for. His mission is to create six new pieces for a buyers meeting with Scoop, but he will have to put his ego away first.
Leila Shams: Everyone is Invited to the Pants Party Except Me
Tuesday, May 10th – 10pm e/p
It won’t be lack of talent that will rip Leila Shams’s line to threads; it will be her lack of professionalism. After the struggling designer sells her apartment to keep her line afloat, Leila turns to Joe Zee as a last cry for help. Joe is confident in her design ability, but her sloppy construction and poor presentation is cause for concern. He hopes a trip to Coney Island will be the inspiration Leila needs to create an entire new collection for her buyers meeting with NYC fashion hotspot, Intermix, but quickly learns that old habits die hard when she shows up with unfinished dresses.
Julia Alarcon: It's Like a Weird Freaky Friday Moment
Tuesday, May 17th – 10pm e/p
Julia Alarcon is passionate designer and is desperate to have a career in fashion. Joe Zee recognizes her potential, but has a lot of advice that he’s not sure Julia is ready to take. He thinks her designs are inappropriate and too risqué for the women she is designing for and recommends she start fresh. His vision for her line is to become the new “working woman” wardrobe, but he needs Julia to jump on board. Although the thought of starting over is overwhelming, she knows it’s now or never when Joe sets up a buyers meeting with Nordstrom.
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