Project Runway: S12.Ep6: RECAP

glamping

Resource Water Challenge: Create a high end fashion look inspired by nature

The designers go glamping. Beds set up in the tents. Big hammocks. Bonding by talking and relaxing. It’s really a lovely way to get a bit of rest and relaxation away from the workroom. They zip glide and go rafting. Justin teaches some sign language. Dinner catered by candlelight.

Katelyn gets ready to zip line.

Katelyn gets ready to zip line.

The next day they head off to Mood with a recommended budget of $300 and back to the workroom.

Karen
Inspired by tent and way it was draped. “vintage safari camp.” Her dress looks like an off-white toga with leather trim. Tim says it needs something more. “Compared to your peers you didn’t take it far enough,” he says. She says she will ombre dye it.

Justin2

Justin
Creating lace with a glue gun. Tim thinks it’s “smashing.” Justin thinks he’s been playing it safe.

Alexander
He’s doing a silhouette of trees against a dark sky and has a dark blue sheath dress to which he’ll attach black and dark blue leather. Tim thinks it’ll be too bottom heavy.

Bradon
Using a threading technique to recreate moss. Tim thinks it looks like a children’s drawing.

alexandria2

Alexandria
Glamping is the modern camping so she’s making a modern denim jacket and creating a drop-crotch pant. Tim doesn’t like the pant.

Ken
Inspired by water and waves for the structure of the dress. Red and green color dress.

Jeremy
Wrote a “semi-philosophical love letter” to be put on a bias-cut sheath dress. He’s going to overlay shapes in primary colors: red; yellow and blue. Tim says “whenever my students chose primary colors I would say it was a cheap shot. The challenge will be in the execution.”

Helen gets a bit of sketching in.

Helen gets a bit of sketching in.

Helen
Challenged by a moth dying in a bathroom sink. Tim: “this is going to be a work of art.”

Miranda
“I’m making a bunch of little origami petals that remind me of a tree trunk with leaves coming off the bottom.”

Alexander: “Karen, Helen and Dom, when they’re together it’s like the Witches of Eastwick. They cackle and they’re loud and it’s kinda annoying.”

guest judge Allison Williams with Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum

guest judge Allison Williams with Nina Garcia, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum

SAFE:

design 5 by kate

design 6 by kate

design 6 by bradon

design 6 by bradon

design 6 by miranda

design 6 by miranda

design 6 by helen

design 6 by helen

design 6 by dom

design 6 by dom

HIGH SCORES:

Jeremy:

design 6 by jeremy

design 6 by jeremy

Sonnet chic. I’m a sucker for bias. You did it very well in the time frame. It’s beautiful. –Zac Posen
It feels very personal. It feels very authentic. When you see this dress it gives this emotion. I’m crazy with this little row of buttons on the side. –Nina Garcia
It is fluid and stunning. –Heidi Klum

Alexander:

design 6 by alexander

design 6 by alexander

The fit on this dress is ridiculous in a good way. I could go either way with the leather piece on it. –Heidi Klum
I’m crazy about this dress. I like the little pieces on it. –Allison Williams
I’m not that wowed by the hand painting. –Zac Posen
There’s something dramatic about this dress. –Nina Garcia

Alexandria:

design 6 by alexandria

design 6 by alexandria

The back looks fantastic. Modern, cool, draped. You made it into a very luxurious jacket. –Nina Garcia
I couldn’t tell it was denim and that’s a testament to your work with this material. –Allison Williams
This felt sophisticated. It felt cool. I was totally impressed. –Zac Posen

LOW SCORES:

Karen:

design 6 by karen

design 6 by karen

“She looks trashy to me. It looks like a duvet.” –Heidi Klum
“It looks like a beach dress but she has a leather harness and cowboy boots. You have two conflicting stories.” –Nina Garcia
A little of her femininity was lost in the piece –Allison Williams

Ken:

design 6 by ken

design 6 by ken

I am not thrilled with this look. So heavy it is overpowering. Her hair and makeup is very 80s. –Nina Garcia
I had written on my card frog queen. –Zac Posen
It’s a lot of fabric to have right on her chest. –Heidi Klum

Justin:

design 6 by justin

design 6 by justin

I’m not a huge fan of this dress. It’s borderline Halloween costume from an inexpensive place. –Heidi Klum
It almost looks like she has a foaming vagina. The location. –Allison Williams
I do like the color of the chiffon on the bottom. It’s a nice modern color. –Zac Posen

Alexandria is the WINNER. “you took a risk and it totally paid off.” –Heidi

Jeremy and Alexander are IN.

Ken is IN.

Karen is IN.

Justin is OUT.

Everyone’s crying in the back and Tim Gunn comes back to say that he disagrees with the judges and thinks that Justin’s very talented. He uses his “Tim Gunn SAVE.”

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