Fuse has announced the start of production on Upcycle Nation with Karrueche Tran as host and executive producer. The competition series stitches “together the world of fashion and the culture of upcycling.”

The premise of the show features “aspiring designers and upcyclers from around the country who must transform previously discarded items into unique articles of clothing.”

As the official description states:

In each episode, three clever, crafty and fashion-forward contestants will rip, tear, staple, burn, hammer, and sew their way through two high-stakes challenges to win a cash prize. From taking discarded denim jeans and making them into a new functional jacket, to repurposing old Oreo bags into a new couture handbag, they will use their RAW talent to make something spectacular out of literally, nothing.”

Tran is joined by Peder Cho and Jérôme LaMaar who also serve as judges. Cho, a retired accountant became a full-time designer known for his unique designs and innovative approach to upcycling. He has collaborated with brands such as Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Lee Jeans, Target, the NHL, SLAM Magazine and more.

LaMaar “is a shapeshifting creative consultant and fashion designer with 900K followers on social media and over two decades of industry experience.” Their label, 5:31 made history with a partnership with Macy’s that features drops of their nonbinary fashion throughout the year. Jérôme has created for Beyonce and her IVY PARK line, Missy Elliot, SZA, Janet Jackson, Kimora Lee Simmons, Rihanna and others.