Project Runway – Season 5, Episode 2
(Caution: If you haven’t yet seen the episode, there could be spoilers ahead.)
Last night’s challenge was sort of bleh with what came out of the design room. The designers had to let their models purchase the fabric and none of the models were very creative with the fabric choices. However, I didn’t really expect that they would be. They also didn’t have any clue how much fabric to purchase – or perhaps they were limited by their $75 – so I think the designers were left with small quantities of fabric resulting in very, very short dresses.
The main twist to this challenge was that the fabric choices had to be “green” – as in eco-friendly, not color. So, how big a deal is that? Isn’t cotton organic and green? Anyhooo, on to the challenge. Aside from using green fabrics, they were to design a cocktail dress that the model wanted. Remember, these are supposed to be cocktail dresses. I’m thinking some of these designers go to really hoochie cocktail parties.
First up, our boy from Yakima, Blayne. I like the contrast of pink and black, and how the black insets the side of the waist, but the crap over the arm just looks wonky to me.
I think Blayne really wants to wear this dress himself.
Daniel – Blah. Nothing new here. Nothing original. Asymmetrical hem and a neckline I’ve seen a zillion times.
Emily – another example of probably not having enough fabric. The model looks like if she were to stand up straight, her boobs would pop out over the top of that dress. It looks like she’s shrinking down so the front of the skirt doesn’t show everything.
Jennifer – The judges ignored this dress. Probably a good idea. Peacock feather earrings? She looks seriously scared.
Jerell – This dress looks like she’s wearing a shredded apron. Or suspenders. Maybe a modern Halloween version of Little Bo Peep?
Joe – Yawn.
Keith – He’s channeling Maria from the Sound of Music. This looks like a set of valances from the 1980s.
Kelli – Kelli was last week’s winner. Interesting dress, but I just have never understood a design that puts a seam that cuts the boob in half. I love the color combinations, however.
Kenley – The judges kept oohing and aahing over this one. Blah. It’s been done before. Nothing new here, folks.
Korto – She almost went home over this one. Michael Kors called it fins on the hips. And seams on the outside have also been done. What would have been cool is if she split the seams and let them fray. I wonder what that would have looked like?
Leanne – One of the designers I don’t expect to last long, but we’ll see. Natalie Portman (guest judge) said it looked a little Peter Pan-ish. I think the pockets in the hem are sort of unique, but all the stuff around the neckline is hideous.
Stella – she’s a character. She likes “leather” and urban design, so she says. This is okay, but again, nothing original here folks. Close to really hoochie, I think, but I also think that’s her style.
Stella looks like Cher, to me.
Suede – Cute. From a distance, this looks darling, but close up, I just don’t like the weaving of the material on the top and the uneven shoulder pieces. Maybe it’s how the model is standing.
And Suede – you are too old for the blue Mohawk.
Terri – This is a cocktail dress, but nothing original.
Wesley – Poor Wesley. He doesn’t know how to sew.
Maybe Wesley was really meant to be an accountant.
Status of the designers after this episode:
Bring it on, and snark away. 🙂