Sunday, July 28, 2013

Project Runway Season 12 Ep.2

This week the designers were challenged to create a look to be matched with millionaire dollar jewels.  To date, this really has been the most exquisite challenge yet in any season.

Lets start with this weeks winner - Katie Pankoke, she knocked it out of the ball park with this sensational A-symmetrical pastel gown.  Katie has definitely put herself as the early front runner and showed everyone she came to play but will she be able to sustain?

I really loved Bradon McDonald's design.  Silver is a favorite color of mine and his design looks super fabulous on his model and to be honest, I'm not even paying attention to her jewels.

Self taught designer Ken Laurence could have easily won this weeks challenge if his jewelry was emerald.  An emerald necklace would have accentuated this dress very nicely or vice versa, the color is beautiful.

Oh boyfriend, the PR judges said Sandro Masmanidi designs were borderline, "chic or stripper" .  True but I have to say his designs are the most exciting!  Out of everyone, I can't wait to see what hes going to do next. With the skirt bunching up in the front, which may either be intentional or not, he definitely could have played with that more and maybe put some pleats in there.

I'm sad to say the designer who I thought should have went home this week is Eco Self Sustaining Designer - Timothy Westbrook.  Did he really put a razor back on the front of his dress? And also, was that really the best he could have done with Zach Posen's recycled velvet fabric?  Yup, instead of buying new fabric, Timothy sifted the throw away fabrics at Mood and found velvet donated by Zach Posen.  This challenge really could have put Timothy on the map, he could have taken a famous designers throw-a-away fabric, turned it around, and said, "here, look what I just did your toss out" !!  His concept is great but poorly executed.  I can definitely see his methods work for a more skilled designer. Also, with the velvet, I probably would have went with a Audrey Hepburn inspired design, with maybe a cocktail dress and matching gloves that would have showcased her jewelry better but thats just me.  But at least his model got to wear hair & make up this week. : )

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