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HP helps emerging fashion designers on Project Runway
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Jan '13
HP technology will make a return appearance on the 11th season of Lifetime Television's Emmy Award-nominated hit "Project Runway," celebrating five years of incorporating technology into the compelling fashion competition and recognizing its increasing impact on the creative arts.

"Project Runway" is at the forefront of the intersection of the fashion and technology industries. The capabilities of HP and Intel allow the show's competitors to make technology matter in their work by integrating it into fashion's creative process.

"Whether providing superior ability to sketch on the HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook or delivering crisp and unique prints, HP and Intel's innovative technologies will help play an essential role in the show's creative process," said Chris Bohrer, director, Worldwide Consumer PC Marketing, HP.

"We are again delighted that HP will join us as a sponsor of 'Project Runway,'" said Meryl Poster, president, Television, the Weinstein Company. "HP technology, combined with Intel's, provides the designers with a rich canvas on which to develop and visualize their ideas, from silhouettes to textiles. I continue to be impressed and inspired by the garments they bring to life."

Premiering tonight on Lifetime Television, season 11 of the hit series will showcase the HP TouchSmart, HP ENVY x2, HP ENVY TouchSmart Ultrabook, HP Elitebook and HP ENVY Spectre XT Ultrabook, all of which will be integral to the contestants' design process. Also this season, the HP ENVY All-in-one PC will be used to make textile pattern ideas.

About "Project Runway"

Hosted by supermodel and fashion maven Heidi Klum, the hit series "Project Runway" provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eye of mentor and Liz Claiborne Chief Creative Officer Tim Gunn. "Project Runway" was 2010's No. 1 rated and most watched competitive reality program on ad-supported cable among Women 18-49, Women 25-54, Women 18+, Adults 18-49, Adults 18+ and Households. The show recently was awarded with a 2011 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program and also was nominated for a Critics' Choice Television Award in the Reality-Competition Program category.

"Project Runway" is produced by The Weinstein Company, Bunim-Murray Productions and Full Picture. Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company), Meryl Poster of The Weinstein Company, Jon Murray and Sara Rea of Bunim-Murray Productions, Heidi Klum, and Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture Entertainment. Barbara Schneeweiss oversees the production on behalf of The Weinstein Company. Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and David Hillman of Lifetime Television also executive producer.

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. 

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