On season 13, Heidi Klum and her gang of producers clearly want to shake things up as much as possible while staying true to what fans like about Project Runway. In the second episode, designers worked in teams of three for an unconventional challenge. Materials from cinema/movie theatre. I thought it way too soon for both a group challenge and an unconventional challenge but perhaps this is part of the twists in store for season 13. it’s best I think for designers to get to know each other better before working in groups. It’s also more interesting to see designers work before the usually avant-garde unconventional challenge. Most designers fared fairly well.
Amanda, Korina and Kristine instantly bonded over sci-fi films and wanted to do a post-modern collection that also would have 60s elements. They designed their own textiles and used black and white and bright green. Very cool. I liked it immediately. Other designers, from their chit-chat, clearly didn’t.
The most drama was between Sandhya, Hernan and Caroline. No one respects Sandhya’s abilities or her win last week. They didn’t get along at all until finally the women, in rather typical Indian fashion, gave in to Hernan and followed his lead. Per any winning collection, he decided on the theme Golden Hollywood (because of the gold film. literally) while finishing up the collection. The other team that had issues was Fade, Sean and Angela. Fade and Sean had a fantastic idea for villains. Angela doesn’t like villains. So she wouldn’t go with this and her look wasn’t cohesive. and we know COHESION is what a collection is all about. Fade and Sean’s looks were excellent and I just knew that Angela would drag her team down.
winning team: Amanda, Korina and Kristine. AMANDA WON.
losing team: Hernan, Sandhya and Caroline. CAROLINE OUT.
–this is all straws!
–made out of CDs and film