Project Runway – Season 5, Episode 1
(*If you didn’t see it last week, I have a couple spoilers in here.)
Wendy asked me the other day about this and I forgot to respond, so I thought I’d post it here. Yes, Project Runway is back and it’s an interesting group this year. Some crazies, some seemingly meek women designers, some delusional ones, and some hidden gems. I don’t have any predictions yet, but perhaps soon.
Official Bravo Project Runway site: http://www.bravotv.com/Project_Runway/season/5/index.php
There’s one contestant from Washington state: Blayne. He’s from Yakima, which is in the central part of the state, not on the west side, like I am. I’m not sure yet what I think of him, but his first outfit was hideous and he was completely delusional that it looked great. I think that’s what’s fun about this show is these designers get this twisted view of reality creating stuff that no woman would be seen dead in. On the other hand, there are some who really create some amazing (for lack of a better adjective) designs.
Blayne’s bio says he was named “Seattle’s most stylish male”. Are you kidding me? Although what he’s wearing in this picture is pretty representative of most guys his age that I see in the software business.
Here’s what Blayne designed. Ewww.
Here’s the winning design by Kelli. What’s amazing about this is she made this out of vacuum cleaner bags. They also showed us how she made hooks and eyes for the back out of the wire from spiral notebooks. Ingenious! Brilliant!
Next episode is tomorrow night (Wednesday) on Bravo at 9 p.m. And Bravo plays the reruns before the new episode, so if you missed last week, never fear.
If you’ve been watching, who’s your favorite so far?