I was so excited for a new season of Project Runway to start that I literally raced home like a speed demon to make in time for the 9pm show! I think with every season there is always someone who is way out there with their designs (Kooan), the elder (Andrea), and then drama queens (Gunnar & Christopher). After that, there are the others who I can’t quite peg as anything yet. One thing I will say is that whatever bucket you might fit into doesn’t matter to me that much, I really want to see what your design aesthetic is and if you can wow me with your looks! So with that being said, there were a few I will comment on:
I was definitely digging Andrea’s cool neon frames and her long earrings. That’s where my love for her ended. First off, just plain black and white colors is really boring without the proper pop of color. And who would wear this type of dress? I can’t think of anyone. I could only see this circle dress worn in a theater setting or for someone who is trying to conceal that they’re pregnant or look pregnant without even trying. How do you sit in this thing?
I actually like the concept behind this dress, pairing jersey with sheer, but the knit cape doesn’t go with this at all. I didn’t expect Beatrice to get cut, since the judges steamrolled Lantie in her critique. Gone too soon! Since she is local, I hope to visit her store one day!
I love that Buffi embraces color and loves to incorporate that into her look. However, these 2 looks both look cheap.
I do like the design of this dress and it does look like an easy, breezy dress, but I don’t agree with Christopher being the challenge winner. The wow factor wasn’t high enough for me.
He has a voice, he’s different, but is it a joke? Props for color, but as long as he’s in the running I feel like I will repeatedly be saying, “OOOOOOOOK.”
It can down to Beatrice and Lantie in the bottom 2. With Lantie’s take on making old dresses youthful, this one failed to make it’s mark. The judges sounded like she was the one that would be eliminated with all the negative criticism they gave her look. The pasted on pattern in the front isn’t flattering, and I hope she can turn it around next week.
Ven is my front runner and the person who I thought would win. The rose bustier was phenomenal, and the structure exquisite. I loved the whole look with the clean lines and pleating. He is definitely one to watch!
Overall, the first show was fun. I do think the designers need to work on how they style their models, especially hair and makeup. Stay tuned for my thoughts next week, and go here to see all my fave looks on Pinterest!