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Project Runway S13.Ep10 RECAP

Challenge: work in teams of two and create two cohesive looks from materials found in storage bins

The final six meet at Brooklyn Navy Yard and Tim informs them that the teams of two will be bidding on storage bins and whatever is in there they ‘ll use to create their looks. Each team is given $500 to bid with.

“We are about to have storage wars. How fun is that?” –Charketa

Teams are: Amanda and Kini; Emily and Korina; Charketa and Sean

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“Needs to be placed in a fashion arena not a costume arena.” –Tim Gunn

HIGH SCORES

Amanda and Kini

design by Amanda and Kini

design by Amanda and Kini

design by Amanda and Kini

design by Amanda and Kini

design by Amanda and Kini

design by Amanda and Kini

Amanda describes their look as “American pop-star in Tokyo.”
“ I really like this.” –Nina Garcia
“To me what is outstanding is your football-soccer dress.” –Zac Posen
“You the most creative group here.” –Heidi Klum

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LOW SCORES

Sean and Charketa

design by Char and Sean

design by Char and Sean

design by Char and Sean

design by Char and Sean

design by Char and Sean

design by Char and Sean

“Definitely cohesion here. I’m a fan of the moving coat jacket. It looks polished.” –Zac Posen
“The proportions are a little bit of a problem. I hate that she couldn’t move.” –Christian Siriano

Emily and Korina

design by Emily and Korina

design by Emily and Korina

design by Emily and Korina

design by Emily and Korina

design by Emily and Korina

design by Emily and Korina

“There is nothing contemporary here. Any ethnic I like that but they look so dated.” Nina Garcia says. “Korina I’ve seen you do the Southwestern theme four times now.”
“I feel you had a clear concept.” –Heidi Klum
“There’s more soul here.” –Zac Posen

SAFE

Emily
Sean

Kini is the WINNER

BOTTOM

Korina

Charketa

Heidi decides to have a tie-breaker. They have one hour to create a new look. Doesn’t have to be related to the challenge. Korina is pissed because she’s been annoyed at Charketa all along because she got eliminated and then saved by Tim.

Korina working

Korina working

“I don’t think our looks were equal enough to be a tie-breaker,” Korina laments. “I’m so much of a better designer—she’s already been eliminated.”
They’re working for the hour with their teammates and Emily can’t stand all Korina’s complaining about Charketa.

“The comments that she makes mek me not want to help her and then her model starts chiming in as well,” Emily said. “This is really bad energy. The resentfulness that Korina is feeling, it’s gonna show in her dress.”

Korina

final design by Korina

final design by Korina

Charketa

final design by Charketa

final design by Charketa

Charketa is SAFE

Korina is OUT

Charketa working

Charketa working

It’s very stressful for Char. She says: “I’m a fashion designer at heart. That’s what I do.”

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Project Runway S13.Ep7 [quick and late] RECAP

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CHALLENGE: create standout evening wear look suitable for a gala or an extra special evening event based around jewelry

designer Emily works on her garment

designer Emily works on her garment

there wasn’t anything really exciting going on in this challenge except that Samantha and Sean both chose the same color fabric. I’m going to just post the
TOP and BOTTOM.

“You were all really really good today.” –Heidi Klum

HIGH SCORES

Amanda

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

“I think she looks great. I think you step outside the box.” –Heidi Klum

“I’m happy to see that you challenge us. I really like it.” –Nina Garcia

“The ladies thought it was amazing. I thought it would get you on the worst dressed list.” –Zac Posen

Korina

design by Korina

design by Korina

“I really love this look. It made me dream of being somewhere else.” –Nina Garcia

“Adored it. Your best work so far.” –Zac Posen

Sean

design by Sean

design by Sean

“She looks stunning. I like this choice of color. She looks very elegant.” –Nina Garcia

“I like the design of the dress. It fits like a glove.” –Heidi Klum

cutie-pie designer Zac Posen

cutie-pie designer Zac Posen

LOW SCORES

Samantha

design by Samantha

design by Samantha

“This is drab. there’s not much to this to talk about.” –Zac Posen

“This is a design competition and there’s not very much design going on here.” –Heidi Klum

“This is like the white t-shirt of long dresses.” –Nina Garcia

Alexander

design by Alexander

design by Alexander

“She looks like Princess Grace got stuck in the spin cycle of the washing machine.” –Nina Garcia

“You can almost not see her figure anymore.” –Zac Posen

Kini

design by Kini

design by Kini

“I love the shear over the structure. The skirt could’ve been a little shorter.” –Heidi Klum

“The boob darts are rather unfortunate.” –Zac Posen

KORINA is the WINNER.

SAMANTHA is OUT.

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Project Runway S13.Ep6 RECAP

Tim Gunn and Dita Von Teese present the challenge

Tim Gunn and Dita Von Teese present the challenge

Challenge: create alternative wedding and reception dress looks

Amanda working on her design.

Amanda working on her design.

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.

Sean shops Mood.

Sean shops Mood.

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.

The judging

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Amanda and Korina are safe.

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

design by Korina

design by Korina

HIGH SCORES

Sean and Kini

design by kini

design by kini

design by Sean

design by Sean

“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

design by Emily

design by Emily

design by Fade

design by 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

LOW SCORES

Charketa and Sandhya

design by Sandhya

design by Sandhya

design by Charketa

design by Charketa

“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

design by Alexander

design by Alexander

design by Stephanie

design by 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.

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Project Runway S13:Ep5 RECAP

 

Challenge: Design a red carpet gown for Heidi Klum to wear to the Creative Emmys Red Carpet

 

Tim and Heidi come in to meet with the designers. Heidi's wearing Zac Posen.

Tim and Heidi come in to meet with the designers. Heidi’s wearing Zac Posen.

 

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. 

design by Sandhya

design by Sandhya

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.

design by Emily

design by Emily

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.”

 

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“Some of you did really well but a lot of you missed the mark.”—Heidi Klum

HIGH SCORES 

Kini

design by Kini

design by Kini

“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

 

Amanda

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

“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

Sean

design by Sean

design by Sean

“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

guest judge Lindsey Vonn

guest judge Lindsey Vonn

LOW SCORES

Kristine

design by Kristine

design by Kristine

“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

 

Mitchell

design by Mitchell

design by Mitchell

“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

Korina

design by Korina

design by Korina

“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

the judges including Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn

the judges including Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn

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:

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Project Runway S13:Ep3 RECAP

tim gunn and anne fulenwider

tim gunn and anne fulenwider

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.

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.

TOP THREE:

Emily

design by Emily

design by Emily

“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

Kristine

design by Kristine

design by Kristine

“I love this outfit. I love the functionality.” –Nina Garcia

“This is my favorite look. I think it’s super sexy.” –Heidi Klum

Sandhya–WINNER

design by Sandhya

design by Sandhya

“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

BOTTOM THREE:

Sean

design by Sean

design by Sean

“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

Alexander

design by Alexander

design by Alexander

“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

Angela– OUT

design by Angela

design by Angela

“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

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