Ohio native to appear on “Project Runway”

Tessa Clark, a DAAP graduate, will join 15 other contestants on season four of Bravo’s popular series, “Project Runway,” where budding designers compete for a chance to show their collection during an exclusive runway show for industry insiders and influencers, as well as a cash prize.

Clark grew up in rural Ohio, and her fashion line, Grind and Glaze, was inspired by her parents’ professions — her father, a carpenter and a miller, and her mother, a ceramicist.

Her minimalist, ethically crafted, and eco-friendly designs, which she describes as affordable-luxury clothing for women, are made in Cincinnati.

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