The stars abound on season two of All on the Line with Joe Zee
Joe Zee, Creative Director for ELLE, is always one step ahead of the trends. Now, Joe is using his style smarts and eye for detail to guide struggling fashion designers back on the road to success. With insider savvy, a positive spirit and a double dose of tough love, Joe inspires these listless labels to rekindle their creative fire and stay true to who they are. This just may be their last chance to transform cutting room concepts into rack ready fashions. With a make or break presentation to a buyer looming, it’s ALL ON THE LINE. Returning slightly altered, this season Zee will enlist the help of some of his industry friends including American fashion designer, Rachel Roy, socialite and fashion trendsetter, Olivia Palermo, rock musician Adam Lambert, Mark Badgley and James Mischka of Badgley Mischka and model and actress Veronica Webb, to help judge the designer’s ability. Each label will be put to the challenge when Zee asks the team to design quickly and outside of their comfort zones for one of these celebrities, who may or may not be typical of the label’s core clientele.
Personally, I’m looking forward to the episode with guest judge Olivia Palermo, who’s style blog has inspired girl crushes worldwide, and Rachel Roy, who’s closet I would kill to raid. Thefashionspot has its eye on Nicole Miller, proving that even established industry names need some help every once in a while. Miller, whose focused, hard-edged elegance wasn’t attracting enough celebs or style bloggers, enlisted Joe’s help to add some youthful flair to her latest collection.
I’ve been excited for season two of Joe Zee’s All on the Line ever since seeing him film at the Spring 2012 Nicole Miller show. At the time, I theorized that the reality show’s camera crew was there because they were filming an episode with the designer and, in fact, that was the case. What’s exciting about that is that unlike the other designers who have previously enlisted the Elle creative director’s help, Miller is a household name with enviable success and over 20 years of experience under her belt. Turns out Miller needs Zee’s help to attract a younger demographic and celebrity and blog attention. Seeing her Spring 2012 collection, I had a feeling Miller was trying to reach a younger audience and I didn’t find that she was doing so successfully, so I am excited to see what Zee thinks.