With the second season of Fashion Star premiering tonight, we spoke with our resident fashion star, Terron Schaefer, who is back for a second season, buying the best in class from the contestants for Saks Fifth Avenue. With one season under his belt, Terron shares his thoughts on the upcoming season and highlights to look out for.
On last year’s winner, Kara Laricks:
“We liked Kara from the get go. Her inspirations were Rei Kawakubo and Yohji Yamamoto, designers I admire. We’re selling her spring collection and Steve Sadove, our chairman and ceo attended her presentation during New York Fashion week to support her.”
Helpful hints for the designers:
The clothes have to be pretty, unique and trend right. Think motorcycle jackets, graphics and black and white.
Words of wisdom:
Fashion is a business. This isn’t just dress-up and play. We’re three big retailers [alongside H&M and Express]. We’ve got to approach it professionally and so do they.
New this year:
You’ll be able to buy the winning clothes on Saks.com right after I purchase them on the show. Instant gratification abounds!