Bermudian fashion expert Shiona Turini is involved in two Amazon Original series, working as a costume designer on Solos, and also serving as a guest judge on Making The Cut, which offers fashion designers a $1 million prize.
The island gets a mention on the official website of the Making The Cut series, with Amazon’s description of Ms Turini noting that “she was born and raised in Bermuda, which remains close to her heart.”
A statement from Amazon said, “Amazon Original series Making the Cut, hosted and executive produced by fashion’s favorite duo Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, will premiere its second season on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, July 16, 2021.
“The eight-episode fashion competition series, which brings together a diverse group of 10 visionary designers and entrepreneurs, will drop two new episodes each week, culminating in a grand finale with an epic runway show on August 6, 2021.
“Filmed in Los Angeles, season two showcases 10 designers from five different countries who compete in assignments that challenge not only their design skills but also their ability to run all facets of a fashion brand.
“Throughout the competition, designers who do not “make the cut” will be eliminated, with the winner crowned during the finale episode receiving the ultimate prize of $1 million to invest in their business, the opportunity to sell a collection in Amazon Fashion’s store, and a mentorship with Amazon Fashion.
“Judging their looks and business acumen are some of fashion’s most exciting and fresh names, global supermodel Winnie Harlow and Moschino Creative Director Jeremy Scott, plus guest judges, including award-winning fashion designer and activist Prabal Gurung and costume designer and celebrity stylist Shiona Turini.”
In describing Ms Turini, the Amazon website said, “Shiona Turini is a brand consultant, costume designer, and stylist. In her fifteen year long career in entertainment, fashion, and publishing, Shiona has solidified herself as one of the industry’s leading experts, and has been commended for her work both behind and in front of the camera.
“Shiona is the costume designer on HBO’s Insecure [seasons three, four, and five], and was nominated for a 2020 Costume Designers Guild Award for her work on Universal Pictures’ Queen & Slim, written by Lena Waithe and directed by Melina Matsoukas. Shiona has costume designed and styled music videos for the likes of Megan Thee Stallion [Ride or Die] and Solange [Don’t Touch My Hair, Cranes in the Sky].
“Prior to costume designing Shiona served as a fashion editor at Cosmopolitan, CR Fashion Book, Teen Vogue, and W Magazine. She was born and raised in Bermuda, which remains close to her heart.
“Shiona’s brand consulting and styling clients include brands and publications such as Bermuda Tourism Authority, Christian Dior, ELLE, Free People, Nike, The New York Times, and Tiffany & Co., and Valentino.”
The talented fashion expert is also working as a costume designer on Season 1 of Solos, which now streaming on Amazon Prime Video starring Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Helen Mirren, Uzo Aduba, Anthony Mackie, Constance Wu, Dan Stevens, and Nicole Beharie.