Rafał Arsenault-Swiader from Sosnowiec has been running his own store in the center of New York for several years with his brand R.Swiader. The Pole is not slowing down and has recently started his adventure also on television – he appeared in the latest edition of the American program “Making the Cut”, which is based on the competition of designers from all over the world. There is a million dollars to be won and international fame.
Designer Raf Swiader from Sosnowiec in “Making the Cut” with Heidi Klum
“Making the Cut” is an American program created by Amazon Original in which fashion artists from around the world compete for victory. In addition to the Polish designer, this year’s edition includes, among others, Dushyant Asthana from India, Lucie Brochard from France and Andrea Salazer from Colombia. The hosts of the show – Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn – present the participants with new challenges that are to lead to the selection of the winner.
Admittedly, there is a lot to fight for! The main prize is not only a million dollars, but also a place on the Amazon Fashion storefront. The second season of production is currently available on the Prime Video platform, with two new episodes appearing every week.
Who is Raf Swiader?
Rafał Arsenault-Swiader was born in 1981 in Sosnowiec. At the age of 16, he fulfilled his biggest dream and left for New York. He has come a long way to get to where he is today. As an immigrant in the USA, he often worked illegally. As he mentioned in an interview for “Vogue”:
I washed the windows, worked in the grocery store, cleaned the synagogue …
Swiader lives in Bushwick, Brooklyn today. She and her husband run the Mott NYC store, where you can buy, among others his brand designs.