Project Runway S12.Ep11:RECAP

HP INTEL textile challenge- create a print inspired by a NEXT GEN innovator

–each designer meets with a young innovator to serve as a muse for the designs as “core inspiration” for the textile design

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“I don’t have to run around Mood looking for a print this time, I can just make it.” –Dom

Only seven designers left:
Alexander
Bradon
Justin
Dom
Helen
Kate
Alexandria

Justin—Nana Meriweather (Miss USA)– non-profits to educate children around the world

KATE—Maria “Girls Who Code”- app- say something- is a software developer—Kate wants to design “binary code” in the textile

Bradon—Nigel-prof BMX biker and also entrepreneur and youth mentor— Bradon envisions “city scape” in textile

Alexandria—Ilana is a chef— Alexandria feels “drawn to brick walls”

Dom—Premal, founder of Kiva, crowd funding loans for business ideas/entrepreneurs- “I’m so inspired by how many people this has reached and I’m excited to translate so many people from so many places into my textile.”

Helen—Ryan—artist, combines new media and technology, Helen’s nervous because she’s never worked w/ textiles but both her parents are artists so she feels a connection with Ryan.

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Alexander—Thiago—pastry chef at Catch, named Zagat’s 30 under 30—Alexander says: “Honestly, I’m not that inspired by cakes. I don’t do cake-like things.”

Tim’s critiques

Dom
Tim: “I am crazy about this print.”
Dom: “Making a basic body column dress. I don’t know if it’s too much color.”
–I love her print. I love the sketch for the dress and what it looks like she’s doing.

Bradon
Intends to make a jacket and long skirt
Tim: “I am so perplexed by this. I don’t get it.”
After Tim leaves, Bradon decides to rework everything and scrap the long skirt idea. He makes a bomber jacket instead.

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Kate
Dress with a blouse under it. “Gussets with a starburst pleat.”
Tim: “Just move forward.”

Justin
Making a gown
Tim: “Keep the curves going.”

Helen
Having doubts. “I don’t do prints. I’m freaking out. I don’t know what to do.”
Tim: “A challenge has come along where you’re not in your comfort zone but you have to make it work.” He gives her a hug and moves along.

Alexandria
Making an A-line mini skirt and some sort of top or vest
Tim: “Either all the work goes into the top or vest. It can’t go into both.”

Alexander
Tim: “It’s looking very clerical.”
Alexander: “Tim doesn’t really understand it but I’m not going to change it. This is me.”

Tim: “Most of you are over-thinking it. Don’t. Go with your viscera. That’s why it’s there.” Ah, okay. I realize that much of this gets edited so we don’t know what the designers truly make until it gets to the runway show.

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Runway
Love: Dom
Like: Helen, Justin, Alexander, Bradon
Dislike: Kate, Alexandria

SAFE:

Alexandria

design by Alexandria

design by Alexandria

HIGH SCORES:

Dom

design by Dom

design by Dom

“This dress is runway ready. It feels modern.” –Zac Posen
“This is a challenge that was made for you. You love color. You love prints.” –Nina Garcia
“I loved your dress. It’s vibrant. It’s dynamic.” –Heidi Klum
“There’s a global aspect.” –Peter Som

Bradon

design by Bradon

design by Bradon

“I like your print a lot. I think it’s very modern. This is a cool dress.” – Heidi Klum
There’s something very dynamic about the print. There’s something very sporty chic about the outfit. – Nina Garcia
“Totally wearable. Totally now.” – Zac Posen

Helen

design by Helen

design by Helen

“I like this print. It looks patriotic. It’s sexy but not slutty. The fit is not perfect.” – Heidi Klum
“This is one of my favorites too. It looks vintage but it could be very modern.” – Nina Garcia

LOW SCORES:

Justin

design by Justin

design by Justin

“To me it looks like you spent all your time on the corset part of the dress. This is so not cool and modern.” – Heidi Klum
“I wish you had made this a shorter dress.” – Nina Garcia
“This looks like a depressed dress.” –Peter Som

Alexander

design by Alexander

design by Alexander

“I feel that the print you designed isn’t showing me fun and yummy.” – Heidi Klum
“The cut of the dress is very good. She looks like a cult leader of chocolate.” – Zac Posen
“It’s almost like two different recipes came together.” –Peter Som
“I kinda like the print. She’s so covered that it’s almost like when you overindulge in chocolate cake. It’s too much.” – Nina Garcia

Kate

kate

“I am overwhelmed by the pleats. There’s too many elements and none of them are working well.” – Nina Garcia
“It is ugly. It really is.” – Heidi Klum
“The fabrication and choice shows every choice. I’m seeing a whole different thing from you.”

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Dom is the WINNER
“Your print was vibrant and thoughtful and your dress was super flattering!” –Heidi

Both Alexander and Kate are OUT

Surprised because I didn’t think Alexander’s construction was bad. I liked his dress, didn’t think it hideous at all. I liked the print. Kate had no print and that was the competition–design a textile. Alexandria. Did she design an interesting textile? I really don’t think so.

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