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!
Oh, dear. Another team challenge.
Once again, Heidi, love that Teutonic goddess, is flogging her New Balance line.
The first twist is that they have to run for the leadership positions. Everyone runs really fast because no one wants to be paired with Bert…
Heidi comes out in a gorgeous dress that I could never ever wear and announces the challenge: Make a dress for Nina.
Not only is this an outfit for Nina but it also must be a “day to evening” look…for a fashion editor who would not be caught dead wearing the same outfit to the office and an evening industry event. And it must photograph well because it is going to be in an editorial photo shoot. Plus it will be in an advertisement on taxi cabs. Make it work, people!
Heidi comes out on stilts! I wish they hadn’t included so much of this in the previews but I guess with the public runway show it would have been hard to hide.
Frankly, I’m not sure how I feel about this challenge. It is more of a technical challenge for a costumer than a fashion design challenge. Playing with the proportions is somewhat relevant and the designers can take that back to their work. For the most part, though, this is basically a “design something pretty” challenge…but then make the skirt or pants really long…