Meet Stephanie Ohnmacht, a Denver designer Under the Gunn

Denver fashion is now back in the national spotlight thanks to Tim Gunn's new reality show, Under the Gunn. Mondo Guerra, winner of the 2012 Project Runway All Stars, is a mentor on the show, which debuted last night on Lifetime, and local designer Stephanie Ohnmacht is one of fifteen contestants looking to win the show's $100,000 cash prize.

A stylish group, including Mondo, gathered at Beauty Bar to watch the premiere yesterday. On the first episode, the designers competed for positions on the mentoring teams of Mondo, Nick Verreos and Anya Ayoung-Chee. After creating three gold-and-black dresses and making a dramatic plea for a second chance, the teams are lining up as follows: Mondo has two designers, Michelle and Camila; Anya has three designers, Shan, Blake and Brady; and Nick has two, Oscar and Natalia. Melissa was the only one sent home. We're eager for next week's show, when Ohnmacht will join the mix. She took a quick break from the design table to answer a few of our questions.

See also: Mondo Guerra to host Under the Gunn viewing party Thursday

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Tracie Keesee