NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Miami-based artist and jewelry designer Brian Burkhardt is named the first ever winner of Project Accessory. Burkhardt created nine accessories for three different looks – swimwear, day and evening – with the overall goal to convey a sense of “electricity and vibrancy” with his accessories. Burkhardt beat out fellow designers Nina Cortes (Miami, FL) and Rich Sandomeno (Los Angeles, CA) for the top spot. As the winner of Project Accessory, Burkhardt receives $100,000 from eBay Fashion to start this own accessories line, a feature spread in InStyle and a year of professional runway hair styling courtesy of John Frieda® Precision Foam Color.
Project Accessory is hosted by actress and model Molly Sims and featured judges designer Kenneth Cole and InStyle Editor, Ariel Foxman and lifestyle expert Eva Jeanbart-Lorenzotti as the mentor to the designers. The series followed 12 designers who competed to showcase their unique vision for accessories and show audiences how to transform any outfit. Throughout the intense competition, their ingenuity was tested to create one-of-a-kind jewelry, belts, bags, shoes, headpieces and other wares.
Project Accessory is produced by The Weinstein Company and Goodbye Pictures. Executive producers include Harvey Weinstein and Bob Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company), and Meryl Poster and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Rich Bye and Fred Pichel of Goodbye Pictures, Sarah Emanuel and Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy, David Hillman and Kim Chessler of Lifetime.
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The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein. TWC is also active in television production, with credits including the Emmy® Nominated and Peabody Award Winning reality series Project Runway, the VH1 reality series Mob Wives, and the critically acclaimed HBO comedy/crime series The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency which also received a Peabody Award. The company is currently producing Project Runway All Stars and Project Accessory. The company currently has 17 series in different stages of development, including Marco Polo, a scripted historical series about the great explorer; The Nanny Diaries, based on the hit book; and The Mad Ones, adapted from the Mafia novel of the same name.
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