Making the Cut is back with a third season that fixes some of the downfalls of the last one, but totally forgets what made the first installment so great.
Everyone had issues producing shows at the height of the pandemic, and Making the Cut was no stranger to that. And as much as I loved how they adapted the format to the real-world restrictions last year, I was sad to see that producers and presenters Tim Gunn & Heidi Klum basically dropped most what differentiated the show from Project Runway in favor of capitalism. Let me explain.
In the first season, you get to travel the world, from one fashion capital to the other. You get various kinds of designers that cover most of the fashion industry. Yes, it was obvious what they were looking for: A fashion designer who can pump out sellable outfits and items so Amazin can make some cash. But the world “global” was truly represented there. Plus, you had Naomi Campbell as a main judge. How can you top that?
Sadly, in the second and third seasons, the show seems like it has already lost its original format. We’re stuck in Los Angeles (Klum keeps naming it “fashion capital of the world”. Paris and New York are like “excuse me🤦🏻♂️?!”). And it’s VERY obvious what they’re looking for at this point: a slightly fancier H&M.
To be honest, there’s nothing wrong with that: But don’t claim that you’re a fashion show looking for a global fashion brand. H&M is not fashion.
Lastly, congrats to the winner #NoSpoilers. You really deserved it.
Should you watch it?
The show might have lost its essence, but it’s still enjoyable to watch mainly thanks to Tim Gunn. I really wish they get back to what made the first season great. :/
Where can I watch it?
You can stream all three seasons of Making The Cut exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.