Posts Tagged designer Sandhya
Challenge: American Girl dolls challenge. Designers paired with Be Forever character to design childrens clothing inspired by the doll and the doll’s story.
Working with children intimidates a few people. Emily has a children’s clothing line.
“I’m never around children I don’t have children so I’m not great with communicating with them.” –Korina
“I have no reference. Kids are weird . . . shape.” –Sean
Sandhya’s struggling with her unpopularity and other designers questioning her design aesthetic and abilities. At one point at Mood, she interrupts Korina who is being helped with fabric cutting. Korina says Sandhya doesn’t care about anyone else. But they only have 30 minutes in Mood so who knows the best approach. If you aren’t aggressive you fall behind on the show but if you’re too aggressive as a woman you’re viewing poorly.
“I have a super thick skin and it’ll take a lot to break me.” –Sandhya
Later back at the dorms, Sandhya cries. She tells Emily: “All of us have worked really hard to be here. To be who we are and I just expect a little respect for who I am.”
Last week Fade had a meltdown and was out. This week it’s Sandhya.
–I like this a lot. super cute. great fabrics.
–this a favorite for me.
“Great update and really fun.” –Zac Posen
“I love the whole thing. So cute.” –Elisabeth Moss
“I love this outfit. I like the graphic element.” –Nina Garcia
“I’m in love with this. I think it’s fantastic. What a stunning dress.” –Heidi Klum
“I thought it was sensational. It was a great translation.” –Zac Posen
“It’s a party dress. It’s fun but it’s also super modern and cool.” –guest judge, Mad Men and Top of the Lake star Elisabeth Moss
“So cute. I think it’s fantastic.” –Elisabeth Moss
“I think this is one of the most updated looks.” –Nina Garcia
“You’ve made it contemporary and it worked well.” –Zac Posen
“It aint groovy baby. It could’ve been a bit funkier.” –Zac Posen
“I don’t mind the vest. But the 70s there is an explosion of fashion and so much to do.” –Nina Garcia
“It is so safe. Safe doesn’t cut it anymore. This is super snoozy.” –Heidi Klum
There would’ve been so many places you could’ve gone.” –guest judge and American Girls executive Heather Northrop.
“For a one-year-old this would be great but for 8-12-year-old, not great. It looks like a onesie for a baby.” –Heidi Klum
“You could’ve made something classic and age-appropriate.” –Nina Garcia
“It’s just not cool enough or modern enough.” –Elisabeth Moss
–I really liked this and didn’t find it too dark.
“I’m a little torn. I’m on the fence.” –Heidi Klum
“For a child there is no joy in the outfit. The color is dark and she looks sad.” –Nina Garcia
KINI is the WINNER.
SANDHYA is OUT.
“People didn’t like me. And found a reason to put me in a bad light. They didn’t understand why I was so happy and positive.” –Sandhya
I’m sorry to see Sandhya go. She’s genuine. She really hung tough with all the negativity around her.
Challenge: SAMSUNG avant-garde challenge inspired by the curved television
For a Project Runway first there was a rainway—rain on the Runway—and the designers used waterproof materials.
Kini notes that after three times being in the top “It’s time to win.”
Tim is dubious [a favorite Tim Gunn word] about Sandhya’s multi-color striped jumpsuit. “You need some counterpoint to this very colorful jumpsuit,” Tim tells her.
Fade breaks down. Having a very difficult time getting motivated for the challenge. Foreboding here when he tells his partner he’d be home “soon.”
“I like the dominatrix-esque look.” –Caitlin Fitzgerald
“I thought this was sublime. I was very dramatic.” –Nina Garcia
“You did a wonderful job. You’re so talented. You have great technique.” –Zac Posen
“Your look made me feel very happy. It has your handwriting on it.” –Heidi Klum
“You have such a strong signature, it comes through.” –Zac Posen
“I like this however it’s at the surface of looking circusy and child-like.” –Nina Garcia
“The dangly bits I could do without.” –Caitlin Fitzgerald
“I love how this dress came alive in the rain. It’s a special moment you created.” –Heidi Klum
“When it’s effective like this it’s exceptional.” –Zac Posen
“This took my breath away on so many levels.” –Nina Garcia
“I was not very impressed with this look.” –Heidi Klum
“Looks like something I’d make for a Halloween costume.” –guest judge and Masters of Sex star Caitlin Fitzgerald
“It looks lackluster.” –Zac Posen
“Putting a play button on your dress doesn’t make it look modern or techie, it just makes it look gimmicky.” –Nina Garcia
“I like the graphic nature and the elements you had working with it.” –Caitlin Fitgerald
“I felt like a cliché of a fashion show. The shapes aren’t strong enough. It feels flimsy.” –Zac Posen
“It wasn’t cohesive.” –Caitlin Fitzgerald
“It’s so cliché that it’s too predictable.” –Nina Garcia
After the judges’ critiques the designers compare notes backstage and note that Alexander McQueen got referenced a lot. Sandhya says that she never gets compared to any designers. Amanda interviewed: “I don’t know what why you’d say that it feels so insensitive.”
SEAN and KINI are dual WINNERS.
FADE is OUT.
Challenge: create alternative wedding and reception dress looks
The designers must work in teams of two. The teams: Emily and Fade; Kini and Sean; Charketa and Sandhya; Alexander and Stephanie and Korina and Amanda. Even though they seemed to like each other early on and are roommates, Korina and Amanda now possess a tense relationship. Korina and Charketa don’t like that Amanda got brought back to compete this season and both told her so. Charketa even said that Amanda’s “taking away spots from other designers” with her wins. Ouch. Amanda, who I really like—great style and attitude—breaks down briefly and heads to the designer’s lounge. She runs in to Fade who offers her support.
Emily and Fade go for a Goth-style wedding. I actually like it but not sure if the two pieces work well together. Emily: “I feel my design in relation to the others a lot darker.”
Kini and Sean decide to design for a gay couple. Kini creates a gorgeous black dress with tuxedo-ish top and flouncy bottom. If he’s chosen a dark purple or burgundy it would’ve been much better. Sean, who designs menswear, made some lovely high-waisted tuxedo pants but that’s all he had time to complete. So of course Kini designed the top (which the judges ended up loving). It’s a flowy white blouse with a low cut V-neck front.
Charketa and Sandhya work okay together but chose bright bright yellow. Oh no! Everyone knows that’s an unforgiving and difficult color to work with on any skin tone. They don’t fare well. Alexander and Stephanie also choose an unfortunate fabric. Well, it’s a pretty lacy burgundy but what they do with it is awful. Amanda decides not to make waves working with Korina and they design black and white pieces. Amanda does a pretty A-line black and white dress. Korina does a pants suit with pants that are way too tight.
Amanda and Korina are safe.
Sean and Kini
“You did and incredible job. This is the best of the best on the runway.” –Zac Posen
“It is a very good play on masculine and feminine.” –Nina Garcia
“The clothes look impeccable.” –Heidi Klum
Emily and Fade
“I don’t think Elvira would even wear this.” –Zac Posen
“It is Goth and out there but I like both fabrics and how you mixed it.” –Heidi Klum
“The sleeves are overpowering her. It’s either the sleeve or the hood. “—Nina Garcia
Charketa and Sandhya
“This is a shocker. To me it is an epic fail.” –Heidi Klum
“It’s a like a toilet paper accident.” –Zac Posen
“I don’t mind the yellow color but I think both dresses are messed up.” –guest judge, fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni
Alexander and Stephanie
“It’s overwhelming. It feels very old vs. old-fashioned.” –Nina Garcia
“The jarring part to me is you tried to create an organic texture but then there’s a seam. It feels like a chain mall.” –Zac Posen
“I would never think of white and burgundy going together.” –guest judge Dita Von Teese
SEAN is the WINNER.
CHARKETA is eliminated.
Challenge: Design a red carpet gown for Heidi Klum to wear to the Creative Emmys Red Carpet
Heidi and Tim come in to consult with the designers. Heidi gives honest feedback and doesn’t like many of the designs. She then returns to tell that designers who are struggling can return to Mood with $100 to get more fabric. If people weren’t returning they could give their money to other designers. Sandhya went around and asked designers for their money. She ended up with $400 to spend and purchased an expensive fabric.
The chance to return to Mood made some designers annoyed. Emily thought that it gave many designers an unfair advantage and a chance at a do-over that they should be able to pick proper fabrics the first time out. I agree. Emily designed a really skimpy dress that showed way too much skin. Yes Heidi likes to show skin but I don’t think she’d dress like that for an Emmys event.
Korina had designed a green dress that Heidi said reminded her of something German hunters would wear. Then Karina went and bought another green fabric just in more of a jewel tone (per Tim’s comment). Mitchell freaked out. “I don’t think it’s magical. I don’t think it’s gorgeous.” He’s designing a red gown. Most of the designers that went back to Mood ending up struggling instead of just “making it work.”
“Some of you did really well but a lot of you missed the mark.”—Heidi Klum
“You did a fantastic job. You gave it some drama too.” –Heidi Klum
“It’s hard to make dresses with an open back that still give it the curve in the waist.” –Lindsey Vonn
“You had my highest score today. It’s impeccable. Your lines are in the right places. You were very smart with your fabrication.” –Zac Posen
“It’s different. I think it’s beautiful”. – Heidi Klum
“It felt like a beaded curtain. But it fit nicely.” – Zac Posen
“It is refreshing to see you do something that is not so predictable and cliché.” –Nina Garcia
“It’s different. it’s beautiful. I love what you did with the bottom.” –Lindsey Vonn
“I love what you did with the ombre. It makes it more modern.” –Zac Posen
“It’s like a boob canyon.” – Zac Posen
“I like the paneling. It looks modern. Had you done this properly it would have looked well. But it was badly executed.” – Heidi Klum
“I think a lot of things went wrong. It is way too short.” –Heidi Klum
“I think you just tried a little too hard.” –Lindsey Vonn
“Great evening clothing takes a lot of time and a lot of skill. I feel like you were out of your element here and it shows.” – Zac Posen
“Why the cliché ideas. Why not make this into a jumpsuit. Instead we make this train. It’s so old lady.” –Nina Garcia
“The back is a disaster. I didn’t know what was intentional and what was not.” –Zac Posen
SEAN is the WINNER.
MITCHELL and KRISTINE are OUT.
Heidi shared this on her Instagram about five days ago (without a spoiler alert!) said how proud she was of S13 designer Sean:
Challenge: translate classic men’s suits into high fashion looks
As the winner of the prior challenge, Sandhya picked the first suit and got to choose suits for every designer. Mitchell complained about the blue leisure suit. Sean got a difficult brown corduroy suit and Hernan thinks that Sandhya thinks he’s a threat and picked a terrible suit for him intentionally. I think Sandhya honestly tried to pick what she thought suited the designers with what she had to work from. She’s honest and big-hearted.
So Hernan bought vinyl to work with because that always makes things easy. Mitchell ended up putting his material inside a clear material for a cool-looking effect. It was just too short. When the models tell the designer the outfit’s too short, it’s WAY too short. He was safe.
Sandhya chose a yellow and purple suit and ended up with a cute bright outfit. she was safe.
I liked Fade’s design too.
“Wow. This looks extraordinary. I’m impressed with the tailoring.” –Nina Garcia
“It looks runway ready.” –Zac Posen
“I want this dress. It is fantastic.” –Heidi Klum
“I am so impressed with this. It shows how creative you are.” –Bethany Mota, guest judge
“We loved your look. It is a really stylish look.” –Heidi Klum
“Feminine but at the same time it looks edgy.” –Nina Garcia
“Looked like boring britches.” –Zac Posen
“It looks weird. There are so many ideas.” –Heidi Klum
“I appreciate deconstruction. This looks orthopedic and like it’s peeling skin.” –Zac Posen
“So many things wrong with this dress.” –Heidi Klum
“It looks like she’s the vagina superhero.” –Nina Garcia
Amanda is the WINNER. Hernan is OUT.
As the designers walk out to the runway to hear about the latest challenge, there are Marie Claire covers all over the walls. Amanda gushes: “Marie Claire covers with the original supermodels. This is so up my alley. [Project Runway cliché.] I am thrilled.”
Executive-in-Chief of Marie Claire, Anne Fulenwider is a guest judge along with Undone host Amanda deCadenet. It’s Marie Claire’s 20th anniversary. The magazine hit shelves in 1994. Heidi had just arrived in New York as a 21-year-old model. Tim already had been teaching at Parsons for 12 years. Nina worked as a production assistant in the garment district. And cutie-pie Zac was 14 years old and “probably wearing vests over t-shirts.”
The challenge: design for Marie Claire 2034. Or “what the future of fashion looks like through your design aesthetic,” says Tim.
Nothing terribly exciting going on except that per usual no one liked Sandhya’s design or could even figure out what she was doing. I’ve yet to have issue with Sandhya and her work. Alexander said what everyone thought: “I’m confused by Sandhya.” Sandhya is this season’s Patricia [S11]. When Alexander’s model came in for the fitting, the bust didn’t fit properly. Doesn’t he have her measurements?
Tim to Christine: “Tomorrow on the runway exude unconditional confidence.” This sounds like a fantastic inspirational mantra.
“I like your mixture of textures.” –Heidi Klum
“When this came out, I said I need one of those.” — Amanda deCadenet
“It felt today and it felt tomorrow.” –Zac Posen
“I love this outfit. I love the functionality.” –Nina Garcia
“This is my favorite look. I think it’s super sexy.” –Heidi Klum
“It’s beautiful. It’s refreshing. I like mix between fantasy and reality. I think you did a phenomenal job.” –Nina Garcia
“It’s weird in a good way.” –Zac Posen
“That slit is beyond high and very bizarre.” –Heidi Klum
“I like the hat. I thought it was like Mary Poppins went shopping at Prada.” –Zac Posen
“It looks like an old blanket. It’s like a potato sack.” –Heidi Klum
“It’s very plain. It looks like the Flintstones.” –Anne Fulenwider
“I felt it was stewardess from future and I’d be afraid to get on her plane.” –Zac Posen
“I think it’s too short.” –Anne Fulenwider
“The cut is a little sloppy.” –Nina Garcia