Project Runway Recap
Project Runway’s tenth anniversary season will, without a doubt, be bigger and better than ever. With a flashy first runway show and a diverse cast, I am excited to see all the new challenges, killer looks, and of course: the drama
I am very excited to see what’s in store for this designer. Her tough girl attitude shines in her fashion hombre of masculinity and femininity. I think her vision could open up a whole new untapped fashion market.
Love Andrea. She is the oldest of the cast, at 58, but I think her strong attitude will prove her unstoppable. A professor of art and fashion, Andrea is practicing what she preaches. Her looks were very Comme des Garçons, and I appreciate her somewhat avante-garde risk in the first challenge.
What? When her knit dress came down the runway I thought I was seeing some nightmare terry-cloth tennis polo/dress, which is pretty much what it was. Enough said.
Buffi is two parts Betsey Johnson, one part Max Azria, plus a case of sugar-free redbull. I love her party girl attitude and aesthetic. With such a vibrant personality, I see her becoming either the most hated or most loved of the cast.
Definitely the breakout star. Both dresses were easily wearable night looks that any girl would love to wear. I regret underestimating him during his audition. Loved his ability to take cheap-looking animal print and turn it into total twenties glam.
Very quiet and reserved, I see Dmitry emerging as the season goes on. I was very impressed by his Soviet-glam looks. Very 80s eveningwear, but I thought he rocked it.
She seems to be a very artistic designer; maybe too artistic for PR. I understand her looks, but I’m not sure her innovations can be translated to what the judges will be looking for.
Fabio is a Rick Owens prodigy. I love his look; I think he does a great job of translating his ultra-modern aesthetic to pieces that are wearable for the everyday woman. I’m keeping an eye on Fabio.
I’m not sure if its his youth or his Midwest-takes-on-Manhattan attitude, but I think its Gunnar’s sass that will eventually lead to his demise on Project Runway rather than his design ability.
This dude is completely nuts, but it totally works for him. His personality translates into his work whole-heartedly. I enjoyed his quirky, Harajuku-esque ensembles; but I will be interested to see his work come a more serious challenge.
I like her personal look, but can she design? The snakeskin on her dresses just did not work as much as she wanted it to. From the sound of it she was just woke up in Northern California one day and thought, “I want to move to New York and become a fashion designer.” I hope she redeems herself in episode two.
I get it. She loves black. I do too. But this shell will need to be cracked if she wants to succeed this season. Her aesthetic is a bit plain for me. I’ve always felt that when working with a solid color fabric you’re granted more opportunity to play with construction, which she regrettably did not do.
Not only do I support Nathan because we’re both from Ohio, but I loved his draping. His looks reminded me a lot of Rami from Season Four. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get into that same rut of doing dramatic drapes for every single challenge.
Like Christopher, I was surprised by this designer’s talent. Although his looks didn’t blow me away, I see him staying on board for at least half of the season.
Seems like she has a heart of gold, but I’m not sure about her design skills. She knows the fashion industry well, as many people do, but as far as design ability she is definitely below average.
This guy brings up the age old debate. Is fashion a business or an art? If it’s a business, Ven is the next Warren Buffet. He knows what will sell and how to sell it. He also holds impeccable tailoring skills. The flower bustier was absolutely beautiful. My issue with Ven is that I want some creativity. Project Runway is about designing, not sewing and tailoring.
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Written by Scott Lambert for OhWowYouWoreThat