The contestants will reportedly range from ages 14 to 17.Project Runway host and judge Heidi Klum allegedly got the ball rolling when she had expressed interest in a series for the younger generation, inspired by her own children.
As for the judges, the panel will be comprised of Project Runway's fourth-season winner Christian Siriano as well as Aya Kanai, the executive fashion editor of Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine.
Project Runway Junior reportedly starts filming this summer in New York and is slated to premiere this fall.
The originalProject Runway series will premiere its fourteenth edition Thursday, August 6 with Klum, Gunn, Nina Garcia and Zac Posen all returning. According to Variety, Lifetime has also renewed Project Runway All Stars for a fifth season, scheduled to debut in early 2016.
Project Runway Junior is being produced by the Weinstein Company, Sara Rea Productions and Full Picture with Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Patrick Reardon, Barbara Schneeweiss, Sara Rea, Jane Cha, Desiree Gruber, Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue, David Hillman and Gunn serving as executive producers.