Making the Cut season 3 has arrived, and it’s time to see how another season of designers impress the judges.
We loved season 1 of Making the Cut, and season 2, despite its pandemic protocols, really shined. Now the series is back for a hybrid season. The designers are allowed to return to Mood Fabrics on occasion, but while staying masked. They spend a lot of time in the design room again with fabrics available to them as well as a pattern printer. The end-of-episode shows are in more locations, but with some obvious precautions taken.
How is the competition this season, though? Quite frankly, it’s impressive. This has to be one of the strongest groups of designers I’ve seen, and I watched every season of Project Runway when Tim and Heidi were involved, and two seasons of Making the Cut so far. There is one episode with a group challenge that truly blew me away. But at the same time, there is one episode that goes so badly for every single designer that you question if they should all be sent home.
To call this season a roller coaster would be an understatement.
The judge’s seats this season see Jeremy Scott and Nicole Richie return. Guest judges are also back in the mix with different ones for each episode.
Amazon name drops also seem to have cut back a tiny bit, and hair and makeup product sponsorships are slightly more noticeable, but not grating.
In short, if you’ve liked the previous two seasons, this one will go down just as easily. The show is not breaking any new ground this season. There are still the design room squabbles, a couple of injuries, and the usual meltdowns of people questioning why they are doing this to themselves.
We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Making the Cut season 3 debuts on Aug. 19, and two new episodes will debut each Friday.
Amazon Studios provided us with the first six episodes of Making the Cut season 3 for the purposes of this review. We finished all six before beginning this review.