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Sundance Amps Up Style Programming

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Sundance Amps Up Style Programming

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With the perhaps unlikely success of fashion-based reality and docu-style television, Sundance has introduced four new style shows and will bring back two goodies from last season.

The new shows place heavy emphasis on the industry side of things, spanning behind-the-scenes action with "Teman & Teran" depicting young twin-brother jewelry designer/architects, as well as an in-depth look at the plights of struggling designers in "All on the Line". The web series "Catwalk Countown" depicts designers like Chris Benz and Lyn Devon knee-deep in the final preparations before fashion week.

Returning hits "Man Shops Globe" wherein we live vicariously through Anthropologie's buyer-at-large, and "The Day Before" docu-show, which captures some thrillingly huge designers -- Wang, DVF, Narciso Rodriguez, Jeremy Scott -- in the final hours before their shows. Bottom line, with Project Runway increasingly losing fans and Bravo's Launch My Line not exactly rising to the occasion, might Sundance be looking to fill the fashion void?

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