By Karen Axelton
Did you miss season one of Sundance channel’s “All on the Line,” featuring Joe Zee? Then don’t miss season two, which just started Fridays at 9:30 p.m. (Check your local listings or visit the Sundance website for schedules.)
If you aren’t up to speed on exactly what’s on the line, let me explain. Zee, the straight-talking Creative Director of Elle Magazine, comes to the rescue of designers in need of a makeover–whether on their business, their designs or both.
If you’re in the fashion industry, you’ll love this show–but you don’t have to be a fashion designer to appreciate it. Any small business owner can benefit from seeing how Zee’s objective eye quickly pinpoints the problems with the designer’s business. And these are issues that translate to any industry–whether it’s profit margins that are too slim, not understanding who your target customer is, or letting your employees run roughshod over you.
Zee gives designers some tough love (emphasis on the “tough”) which makes for good drama. This season, the show has added some celebrity sparkle, pulling in celebs to help critique the designs and provide added challenges. But the core of the show remains the business makeover, and Zee’s unerring instincts are something everyone can learn from. Tune in!