‘Project Runway’ contestants to make high-fashion styles with Duck Tape

AVON, Ohio — Duck Tape is heading to the runway this Thursday on Lifetime’s “Project Runway,” as season 11’s aspiring designers face the “Unconventional Materials Challenge,” a competition in every season that challenges them to create high-fashion clothing from something other than fabric.

Airing on March 7 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CDT, the episode will feature contestants trying to win over the judges — Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen — with their designs made with Duck Tape-brand duct tape. Designers will team up and create their styles from Duck Tape’s wide range of more than 150 colors — which include aqua, fluorescent green, pink, orange and yellow — and prints, such as Mustache, Graffiti and Zig-Zag.

Thanks to the product’s versatility and the endless number of ways it can be used, Duck Tape has backed a trend of using duct tape for aesthetic purposes in addition to practical ones.

“Duck Tape has come a long way in the crafting and fashion world,” said Bill Kahl, EVP marketing at ShurTech Brands, the company that markets Duck Tape. “It has become a remarkable design medium, with countless Duck Tape enthusiasts using it to create everything from handbags to headbands, and we continue to see this trend grow as our palette of colors and prints evolves. This is a great partnership, and we’re anxious to see the final creations.”

Duck Tape is available at mass merchandise, craft, hardware, home center, food, drug, office, auto and specialty retailers nationwide. To see the latest duct tape creations, or share your own, visit DuckBrand.com. For all the latest Duck Tape news, follow the brand’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/DuckTape; follow its Twitter handle, @theduckbrand; follow its Pinterest boards, Pinterest.com/TheDuckBrand; or tune in to its YouTube channel, YouTube.com/TheDuckBrand.

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