Our designers gather at the Michael Kors store and learn they are designing for the jetsetting, modern woman who needs to get off a plane, take a meeting, and hit a cocktail party. Or, as my mom likes to say to my kids as they head out to school, lessons, play dates, or activities, […]
Like last week, I agree with the auf and didn’t have a real issue with the winner but felt like the middle contestants are more interesting and worthy of discussion. Exhibit A: Dmitry Sholokhov and Melissa Fleis for April Johnston If ever there was a perfect match-up, it was this trio. Their sensibilities meld almost […]
Like a Charles Dickens story, the spirits of past seasons have returned–whether it is to haunt or to help current Project Runway contestants, we’ll just have to see. The contestants are informed that they will have to create a red carpet look…for the Emmies (with you so far, Mr. Gunn)…inspired by… …a color of Lexus? […]
I already looked at the top and bottom three Project Runway designers from this week’s “unconventional materials” challenge at Dylan’s Candy Bar. Here’s a quick rundown of the rest of the not-so-sweet entries (although a few of these are quite good): There is some discussion online that Dmitry, the emo Bond villain, should have […]
Well, it is the famous “unconventional materials” challenge on Project Runway Season 10. Or, as it has been come to be known lately, the “Glue Junk On” challenge. I kid. I kid because I love. The remaining 15 head off to Dylan’s Candy Bar which, O-M-Gee you just have to see to believe! I have […]
So, can I just say, “wow”? Wasn’t the premier of Season 10 of Project Runway a whole lot of fun? I mean, yes, I am a rabid fangurl who writes for a subsite owned by the host television network but STILL. After 10 seasons (plus All Stars), I am capable of seeing the show objectively […]
After watching 9 seasons of Project Runway (plus the All Star Season!), when I received an invitation to rub elbows with the PR elite my first reaction was…sheer terror.
I mean, it is easy to be an arm-chair stylist and critique outfits as the models walk down the runway–but it is another thing entirely to imagine Tim and Heidi’s reaction to whatever ensemble I put together…
Whew! That was a relief, wasn’t it? I was beginning to feel like a crazy old fogey.
In MY day, Project Runway contestants had talent AND drama AND vision. Austin could cut a gorgeous dress and then walk the runway in it. Backwards. And in HEELS.
Okay, maybe that was Ginger Rogers but still…I’m right, aren’t I?
One of my e-mail readers has requested no spoilers in my Project Runway post titles so here is your warning: this is an interview with the auf’d designer from last night’s final elimination before New York Fashion Week…we chatted about passion, privilege, and pet stores!
The designs were just so disappointing to this former art history teacher.
None of these designs were “Avant Garde”. To be fair, though, it is very difficult to produce an avant garde look in an era that has already slaughtered all of its sacred cows…especially when you are shopping exclusively at a fabric store. Even the more successful avant garde looks of prior seasons were more successful as “art looks”, than they were truly avant garde…