Katie Kortman: 'Project Runway' star is known for her colorful designs on Instagram

Katie Kortman, fashion designer and contestant of 'Project Runway' Season 19, once vowed not to buy clothes, and she hasn't looked back since!

                            Katie Kortman: 'Project Runway' star is known for her colorful designs on Instagram
Katie Kortman fell in love with fashion design while in Bahrain (Instagram)

'Project Runway' is an American reality TV series, focused on fashion design. The series involves contestants competing with each other to create the best clothes, but there's a catch! They are restricted by time, materials, and theme. What's more, their designs are then judged by a panel, and one or more designers are eliminated from the show every week. While the finalists get a chance to showcase their creations at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW), the number 1 winner takes home a $250,000 cash prize!

'Project Runway' was created by Eli Holzman and was hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, from 2004 to 2017. The show returned to Bravo in 2018, in the wake of The Weinstein Company's bankruptcy. Both Klum and the designers' mentor, Tim Gunn, left the show in 2018 to helm another fashion competition show, called 'Making the Cut', on Amazon Video.


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Who is Katie Kortman?

Katie Kortman is a fashion designer by profession, and her Instagram is self-explanatory and does immense justice to her passionate creativity! One of the aspiring designers on 'Project Runway', Kortman enjoys painting, dancing, and jumping, along with sewing. 


Will she impress the judges? Only time will tell. While on the show, she aims to let her creativity and love for colors do the talking, while her taste in fashion, designs, and palettes come together to create wearable art!


It is pretty obvious that Katie takes inspiration from the fine arts. She is best known for her custom, unique and colorful prints. She is married to an OB-GYN who works in the military, and together, the couple has four children. When her husband moved to Bahrain for work, Katie decided to polish her sewing skills, on a whim. Incidentally, she happened to fall in love with fashion design!


When her family got back to the States, she was determined to never buy clothes. This forced her to create and make her own clothes. Katie takes immense pride in designing ready-to-wear, colorful designs and prints that women can use for multiple occasions, without a hassle. Recently, her family has relocated and moved to Japan — again due to her husband’s job demands. Today, Katie is focused on drawing inspiration from her new cultural surroundings. 


Kortman is also a proud owner of a website, where she sells her designs and also teaches the art of sewing! In addition, she has an online design store, called "Spoonflower". While on the topic of the show, stay tuned to see if Katie will be taking home the big cheque this season.


'Project Runway' Season 19 will air new episodes from Thursday, October 14, at 9 pm ET, on Bravo. Viewers can also watch the latest episodes on Peacock TV, the next day

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