Q&A with Georgia Fowler
Project Runway New Zealand
Host & Judge
Kiwi born Georgia was discovered at the age of 12, when she accompanied her older sister to a casting. Since then, she has become a jetsetter across the globe, walking in many international runway shows including; Victoria’s Secret, TopShop, Chanel, Yeezy and Armani.
Taking on the hosting role for Project Runway New Zealand was an exciting change for Georgia, as it was an opportunity to engage with designers and offer her expertise on the judging panel. Plus, it allowed her to stay in one city for a while!
How was the overall experience filming a TV series for the first time?
I absolutely loved filming Project Runway. Though it was such a new challenge for me (most of my jobs have me be seen and not heard), it was incredible to be surrounded by such talented contestants, and judges alike. I feel very blessed.
What are you looking for judging-wise?
A talented designer who would stand out on global scale and fit in at fashion weeks around the world.
What was the most important advice you offered the designers?
I tried to encourage the designers to stick to their strengths and stay true to their brand. I wanted the designers to be brave and trust their instincts to create a cohesive look that was exciting enough to be a runway piece, but alone would fly off the racks.
What can viewers look forward to?
I think the viewers will be mostly really impressed by the high level of talent amongst the designers, and hopefully slightly entertained by the judges’ chat.
What did you find the most challenging?
The judges don’t know which garment belongs to which designer during the runway show. I surprisingly found it hard to say, “an anonymous runway show!” Try it, it’s quite the tongue twister!