The show opens with the news that Andrea has left Project Runway. I’m a little surprised that she left, being a teacher and all. Her time was coming anyway. And then Kooan drops a bomb and says he is quitting too! We are only 4 episodes in and 2 people want to leave! Yes, Kooan is quirky, but there is always that out-there designer on the show. For them to leave now so early in the game makes me question why they were on in the first place. Do you know how many stink eyes they’re going to get because there are thousands of people who would take their spot and stay? There is a huge amount of pressure in the fashion industry and if you aren’t cut for it don’t come on the show! So two designers are gone and I thought, hey it would be great to bring back some of the eliminated designers or pick from the audition pool. Instead they bring back Raul. I don’t really get his aesthetic yet.
With the rest of the designers ready to rock, the challenge this week was to create a look for a woman on the go. I could totally use an outfit like that to wear from sun up to sun down and no wrinkles! I enjoy being able to wear pieces and remove or add as the day goes on or a versatile dress. There was really no love for color when it came to choosing fabric colors. Everyone mostly did black, grey or neutral. Why are those colors such a default? I wish someone was on the show that was all about color and never used black fabric. Instead we always have many designers who love making black clothing. We have got to spice this up twofold! My thoughts for some of the looks this week:
This dress wasn’t well put together nor had any vision. The pink sheer overlay was a nice color, but it did look as if it was just thrown over the zebra print with a belt. Michael Kors calling it a hairdresser cape was classic and the judges made the right choice in sending her home since nobody in their right mind would wear this on the go!
Here we go with our favorite color, black! This look by Christopher is good, but I’ve seen this type of gathered dress to the side look before. The jacket is nicely made, and it looks more like something to wear in the evening only, not during the day. Points for adding a pop of color with the blue pumps!
Dimitry’s dress is nicely made, but there is no wow factor. He is however, the one to watch and will hopefully step up and give the others a run for their money. This dress looks like it could be a part of the Calvin Klein fall collection and I agree it would totally stand out more if it was red.
I wasn’t going to mention Elena and I’m not sure why she is the fan favorite, but this look is ridiculous and the model is WAY too skinny. This is a woman on the go to the dark side!
I am so glad Sonjia won this challenge! The style of her dress is versatile, can be worn front or back, and adds sexiness without going overboard. I love that she wants to make dresses for all sizes and that Hayden Panettiere wants to wear her look to a red carpet event! She chose grey as the fabric color, but I think she could’ve gone for a royal blue and it would be even more stunning.
It appears next week the designers will be in teams again, get ready for the drama!