For those of you who have been tuning into Project Runway week after week, you know that the final 4 is composed of designers with completely different aestectics. I think most contestants on Project Runway view the show as a great way for the designers to hone their talents and grow creatively. Sure it is other things as well, the publicity doesn’t hurt at all, nor does the prize money (if the winning designer happens to take it), but i think this is really an opportunity that most of the designers use to really find their true design style. This season has been an incredible journey with great personalities and fabulous designs. It is hard to compare seasons, because everyone has their personal tastes & styles, but judging from these collections, I think the previous fashion week showings were superior. I will tell you more when the next episode airs!
Heidi introduces the Project Runway Show:
Uli stayed true to herself & to the season by giving her collection a warm weather feel, but didn’t go over the top with the prints & carribean styling. I loved her use of the silver fabric and her combination of the silver with the beige. her tailoring and fit was suberb.
Jeffrey’s collection was overall pretty cool, but not exactly cohesive. Some of his designs were super casual while others were very chic. I really did like some of his looks, but as a collection one look didn’t really flow into the other.
Laura’s collection was choc full of beige, gray, & black, with a teeny tiny bit of yellow embellishing. It was also full of crystals, feathers, lace, & satin. the sheer black lace dress over pants escapes me. she didn’t line the bodice, so it is obviously going to be revealing. why does it look like they stuck tissues in to cover just the model’s nipples? is it really tissue? WHY? what’s the point. if you want them covered, line the bodice!!! you gave her pants for godsakes!!! Overall, the collect was very sophisticated with simple shapes, and fantastic tailoring.
Michael’s “Urban Safari”:
I guess I don’t respond well to urban safaris, because i didn’t care for Michael’s collection at all. It was a huge let down for me. Michael I still love you, and I still think you are amazingly talented.
Who will the final 3 be?! Most importantly who will be the winner? I thought Michael would have this thing in a lock, but after seeing his collection, I am not so sure. My first thought upon seeing all of the collections was, “Wow, I really wish Alison Kelly was showing!!!” or even Chloe Dao, Nick V., or Kara Saun… thankfully Jay McCarroll is showing later today, so I won’t have to wait long to get my Project Runway fix!
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