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STYLE WARS: The Style Battle Championships Tour 2009

Published on September 21, 2009 by   ·   1 Comment Pin It

If you love “Project Runway,” you will go ga-ga for the live and wild version; STYLE WARS. After a runaway first US campaign, a 5-continent World Tour, with support from Banksy, Bravo, and Ashton Kutcher, the original style battle competition returns to the US in November.   Think live, wild on-stage design competitions that happen in the blink of an eye.   Competitors innovate to dominate this runway, making bold new fashions from recycled clothing and household objects in just 5 minutes! It’s DESIGN OR DIE as the crowd and a celebrity panel of style VIPs choose which battler stays in the game or bites the dust.

Check out this video to watch some live footage.   The 2009 Style Battle Championship Tour hits America’s most stylish cities this fall to find the best undiscovered design talent in the country. You saw it on “Make Me A Supermodel,” or perhaps in Johannesburg, London, Hong Kong or Buenos Aires. Now witness the fitness live! Fusing the street-bred spontaneity of a rap battle with the glamour of fashion, House of Diehl’s “STYLE BATTLINGis a fresh phenomenon born in the basements of New York.

Have the guts, want the glory? Designers can apply to battle at Of those hopefuls, 8 designers/teams per city will face off in knock-out rounds of rapid design, LIVE on stage.

Created by House of Diehl as an opportunity for fresh young designers to prove their chops, Style BattlingTM is a new approach to fashion, championing the possibilities of recycled/eco-friendly design. Style Wars offers emerging designers and the audience the experience of high fashion without the costs – to wallet or world. Moreover, with concept-to-creation in just minutes, the incredible designs offer an inside vision of future style.

Past judges have included musicians like Princess Superstar and Casey Spooner (FischerSpooner), legendary photographer Mick Rock, Whitney Museum of Art curator Shamim Momin and Style Network’s Jess Zaino.

Don’t miss Style Wars live on tour this Fall.

November 4           LIV @ Fontainbleu           Miami
November 7           Don Hill’s                   New York
November 13         Opera                        Atlanta
November 18         Cinespace                   Los Angeles
November   21        Mezzanine                  San Francisco

New Yorkers are also invited to check out “THE GLAMBULANCE” with The House of Diehl at 92YTribeca on Thursday, 9/24. Learn DIY techniques to transform cast-offs into on-trend couture from the ‘Instant couture’ masters. House of Diehl’s MJ Diehl and Roman Milisic highlight trends from New York Fashion Week and offer fantastic, inventive ways to create your own signature look for pennies-using quick and easy transformations of thrift-store cast-offs. Check out the info here.

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  1. Marla Hill says:

    The Atlanta event will be OFF THE CHAIN!

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