“Concrete + Cashmere,” Another Fashion Competition Show
If you just can’t get enough of reality competition shows about fashion, then you might want to check out “Concrete + Cashmere,” a web series presented by Alizé liquors. This show is just like “Project Runway” and “The Fashion Show” — eight aspiring fashion professionals compete for a monetary prize and the chance to start their line — except episodes of “Concrete + Cashmere” are much shorter, about 12 minutes, so you don’t have to wade through the moments of self-importance that plague Heidi Klum and Kelly Rowland. Michelle Murray, the Alizé brand director who developed the concept of the series and functions as a judge, is rather annoying because she’s trying too hard. And I’m already sick of hearing the catchphrase “Lights, camera, fashion” after watching the first two episodes. But if you’re looking for something to hold you over between the finale of “The Fashion Show” on July 23 and the premiere of “Project Runway” on Aug. 20, this show’s for you. It will feature special guests, including Angel Chang from “The Fashion Show” and “Project Runway” winner Christian Siriano, who is always eager to make an appearance on any set, anywhere. The winner will likely be Brea Stinson or Jamaica Cole. But I hope Amber Villa, a “fashionista,” sticks around for a while because her own catchphrase — “Get my money and go home” — is priceless.