'Fashion Star': Meet designers Nzimiro Oputa, Orly Shani - video
Published Mar 11 2012, 14:00 GMT | By Lara Martin
Nzimiro Oputa is from Detroit, MI, and says his love of fashion began when he had to find interesting ways to reinvent the clothing hand-me-downs he would get from his four older siblings. The 28-year-old currently resides in New York and says he wants to reintroduce menswear to the world.
Watch Nzimiro introduce himself below:
Orly Shani is a bartender by night and designer by day who was born in Los Angeles but currently resides in New York. The 26-year-old started her fashion career at high school when she would visit thrift stores in a bid to recreate the designs she saw in magazines, leading to her first business venture Orly Couture. She now owns Tuc+Wes, a brand of "multi-functional and cozy clothing".
Watch Orly introduce herself below: Fashion Star premieres Tuesday, March 13 at 9.30/8.30c on NBC