Tessa Clark, Over-the-Rhine fashion designer, to partake in new ‘Project Runway’ season

Not exclusively will the advancement of fashion be televised, a Queen City attire designer will tailor its future.

Tessa Clark, maker of the local Grind and Glaze womenswear line and a University of Cincinnati graduate, will take part in the forthcoming period of “Project Runway.” The most up to date period of the fashion-focused reality rivalry arrangement is being portrayed as “the fashion evolution.” Clark will go up against 15 different designers on the show for a grand prize of more than $250,000.

The debut scene of “Project Runway’s” seventeenth season will air at 8 p.m. March 14 on the Bravo cable television network.

On her Grind and Glaze website, Clark depicts her line of attire as being motivated “by her rural upbringing” that “transcends the modern fashion label by refining traditional staples, like the apron, to create a collection of sustainably-made, all-occasion pieces.”

Clark was raised by her folks, a self-trained ceramicist and a mill operator in provincial Greenville, Ohio. She moved to the Queen City to go to UC’s College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, where she studied fashion design.

While at UC, Clark interned for Marchesa and VPL in New York City, and furthermore worked at Michelle Boor Paris-Vienna in Paris, France. In the wake of graduating, Clark joined Idlewild, a top of the line womenswear boutique in Over-the-Rhine, where propelled Grind and Glaze.

Clark shared that she would take an interest in the seventeenth period of “Project Runway” via social media.

She said she was unable to discuss her experience while appearing on the show until its premiere.

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