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TV preview: Project Runway Junior

model/ host Hannah Davis and mentor Tim Gunn

model/ host Hannah Davis and mentor Tim Gunn

I suppose we shouldn’t mention Project Runway: Threads. I liked it because I like seeing young creative people. Guess it was a dry run for this new show. Project Runway: Threads was quite disjointed. The surprise challenge didn’t make much sense and Vanessa Simmons too low-key as host. So now there’s Project Runway Junior (#ProjectRunwayJunior) which features aspiring designers ages 13 to 17. Emmy® Award winner Tim Gunn will mentor the designers as well as co-host alongside supermodel Hannah Davis. Judges are: Kelly Osbourne, designer Christian Siriano and executive fashion editor at Cosmopolitan and Seventeen Magazine Aya Kanai.

Christian Siriano, Tim Gunn, Hannah Davis, Aya Kanai and Kelly Osbourne

Christian Siriano, Tim Gunn, Hannah Davis, Aya Kanai and Kelly Osbourne

The December 10th episode will feature a special video appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama to announce a challenge with Lands’ End that will support Let Girls Learn, a Presidential Initiative which includes a collaboration with the Peace Corps that helps adolescent girls around the world go to school and stay in school. The Project Runway Junior designers will create a design that will be used and sold on LandsEnd.com.

The winner of Project Runway Junior will receive a full scholarship to the prestigious FIDM in California, a complete home sewing and crafting studio provided by Brother, a feature in Seventeen Magazine and a $25,000 cash prize to help launch their line.

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In the first episode of Project Runway Junior the challenge is a “First Impressions” challenge where the designers sketch and take photos from a roof deck with New York as inspiration. The show now reminds me of Master Chef Jr. with similar challenges to adult versions of the show. These competitors all excel at what they do for their ages. it’s toned down a bit but it’s still as entertaining. Kelly Osbourne and Aya Kanai contribute quite a bit as judges. Christian Siriano doesn’t appeal to me but apparently the Project Runway family loves him because he keeps getting brought on to judge shows. I just don’t find he has all that much personality. I can think of many other previous Project Runway designers I’d like to see as judges. Tim Gunn comes in to provide constructive feedback. He’s a positive influence. Project Runway: Threads tried to be its own show and didn’t model itself too much on Project Runway and that didn’t work. Here the show sticks to what works. All these kids are in the know about the show, the designers and current celebrities.

Project Runway Junior designers are:

Bridget

Bridget

Bridget
Age: 16
Hometown: Brockton, MA
Favorite Designers: The Blonds, Preen Fall
Design Aesthetic: Outrageous Glam

Jaxson

Jaxson

Jaxson
Age: 15
Hometown: Minneapolis, KS
Favorite Designers: Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Siriano, Louis Vuitton
Design Aesthetic: Vibrant and Playful

Jesse

Jesse

Jesse
Age: 16
Hometown: Swampscott, MA
Favorite Designers: Alexander McQueen, Tome, Christopher Kane, Proenza Schouler, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino, Emilio Pucci
Design Aesthetic: Polished and Modern

Matt

Matt

Matt
Age: 17
Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA
Favorite Designers: Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Versace
Design Aesthetic: Upscale and Sassy

Maya

Maya

Maya
Age: 13
Hometown: Toledo, OH
Favorite Designers: Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors
Design Aesthetic: Edgy & Eccentric

Peytie

Peytie

Peytie
Age: 15
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
Favorite Designers: Anna Sui
Design Aesthetic: California Lifestyle

Samantha

Samantha

Samantha
Age: 16
Hometown: Queens, NY
Favorite Designers: Paula Gerbase, Stella Ishii, Jonathan Simkhai
Design Aesthetic: Sleek Streetwear

Sami

Sami

Sami
Age: 16
Hometown: Westlake Village, CA
Favorite Designers: Zac Posen, Elie Saab, Paolo Sebastian, Ralph & Russo
Design Aesthetic: Feminine and Elegant

Victoria

Victoria

Victoria
Age: 17
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Favorite Designers: Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen
Design Aesthetic: British-Inspired Punk

Ysabel

Ysabel

Ysabel
Age: 17
Hometown: Cerritos, CA
Favorite Designers: Alexander Wang, Jeremy Scott, Samantha Plasencia
Design Aesthetic: Street Chic

Zachary

Zachary

Zachary
Age: 16
Hometown: Berkeley, CA
Favorite Designers: Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Valentino, Iris Van Herpen, On Aura Tout Vu
Design Aesthetic: The Darker Side of Elegance
–previously appeared on Project Runway: Threads

Zach

Zach

Zach
Age: 15
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Favorite Designers: Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab, Vera Wang
Design Aesthetic: Feminine Hollywood Glam

Project Runway Junior premieres Thursday, November 12, at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime.

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TV news: Project Runway returns for 14th season in August

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn

Host and judge Heidi Klum returns for the 14th season of Project Runway along with judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen and mentor Tim Gunn.

Guest judges this season include:

actress Bella Thorne [Scream]
actress Kiernan Shipka [Mad Men]
actress Tracee Ellis Ross [Black-ish]
actress Paula Patton [About Last Night]
actresses Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer [UnREAL]
singer and America’s Got Talent judge Mel B
supermodel Coco Rocha

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Project Runway Season 14 premieres August 6 at 9pm ET/PT on Lifetime TV

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Project Runway S13.finale part one RECAP

The designers have a $9000 budget to make collections for New York Fashion Week in a five week period. They travel with Tim Gunn to Rome for inspiration.

“I believe in you so much and in your voice and I think in the finale we’re going to hear an orchestra from you.” Tim to Charketa when she asked why he used his save on her.

Sean is completely “blank” and has “no idea where he’s going.” He said he has a lot of costs to set up when he gets home. He doesn’t have a studio to work in.

Tim takes them to a fabric store in Rome. Sean and Kini don’t buy anything. Amanda wants to take fabric home. So she buys an expensive brown fabric. Charketa buys a pretty print.

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Tim Gunn checks on everyone’s progress.

[note: Lifetime didn’t provide press with hometown pictures.]

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Hawaii for Kini:
Inspiration: Park Avenue girl going to Rome

Lots of black and white.

Tim: “it’s 1000% you and I couldn’t be happier.”

Kini’s name in Hawaiian means the King of the morning star

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Detroit for Charketa

“In Rome, there’s smaller of everything. You can do a lot with a little. I wanted to apply that to my designs.” –Charketa

Chose Detroit river front to meet Tim because it’s symbolic of Detroit and about a comeback.

“color I definitely went with color,” she gushes. Spent 1000 dollars on fabric in Rome.

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Nashville for Amanda

Inspiration: Rome pics. Art deco. 60s and 70s weird bridge between Bohemian and mod.

Amanda doesn’t have anything completed yet.

Tim: “I have a positive response but you don’t want to have too much going on. You need to rake out all that extra stuff.”

“This time around I think my chances are as good as everyone else’s.” –Amanda

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Brooklyn for Sean

Inspiration: Story from Rome is the betrayal of Caesar.

Sean: “My biggest fear is that they’ll say they’ve seen it.”

Tim: “You really have two collections here. There’s such a strong spirit of innovation with the fringe.”

The designers reconvene in New York.

Kini: “we’re a cool bunch and we’re going to have fun the rest of the time we’re here. But it’s still a competition.”

Charketa: “I feel like mine is very much outside the box.”

Kini: “I don’t feel like Char is on the same level as me. I think she has a lot to learn.”

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The designers preview three pieces of their final collection.

“We really enjoyed watching the show.” –Heidi Klum
“I’m really proud of all of you. What a journey.” –Zac Posen

Sean

design by sean

design by sean

design by sean

design by sean

design by sean

design by sean

“It feels fresh and modern and young.” –Heidi Klum
“This is exciting. You took something signature like fringe and made it into a separate with a crisp white shirt. I wouldn’t change the styling. I think this is very good work.” –Zac Posen
“I do worry. Is your entire collection fringe?” –Nina Garcia

Charketa

design by charketa

design by charketa

design by charketa

design by charketa

design by charketa

design by charketa

“I do like the looks. I just don’t see how they all tie in. It’s not very cohesive for me.” –Heidi Klum
“[You have] great attitude and great personal style. I want to see more of that.” –Nina Garcia
“You’re a little bit eccentric. Take them to that place.” –Zac Posen

Amanda

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

“Do you have more of this jewelry? Put it on. It’s exceptional.” –Zac Posen
“I love that your clothes have an ease to them. I see a lot of girls wanting to have these clothes.” –Heidi Klum
“Get out of the it’s long, it’s bohemian. I think you’re ready to elevate your clothes to another level.” –Nina Garcia

Kini

design by Kini

design by Kini

design by Kini

design by Kini

design by Kini

design by Kini

“Right now to me this looks very old lady. I think you’re much better than this.” –Heidi Klum “I think you have to re-style this. I think you have to step away and think how I am going ot make this more modern.”
“To me the coat needs to go. As much as I see the technical prowess of it.” –Zac Posen
“There is no sex appeal going on here.” –Nina Garcia
“She’s not cool, she’s not sexy and she’s not edgy.” –Zac Posen

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Project Runway S13.Ep11RECAP

LEXUS (sponsored) Challenge: create a street chic look that is inspired by NYC

Five designers left—Amanda, Charketa, Emily, Sean and Kini. three or more will be going to New York Fashion Week. It’s a two-day challenge with a $200 budget.

designer Kini

designer Kini

“With Korina being gone, everybody’s having fun and just relaxing,” Kini notes. “There’s not that tense feeling anymore.”

designer Sean

designer Sean

Amanda, inspired by graffiti and color, is designing a maxi dress.
Charketa, inspired by a window display, plans to make a skirt with petals.
Emily wants to design a big hoodie.
Sean saw a guy in a caftan and all-white on the street and wanted to use the clean look of white. He’s doing a high-waisted pant and a “play on” a baseball shirt.
Kini is designing a pencil skirt and trench coat.

Of course being Project Runway, on the second day the designers arrive to see five losing looks. Tim arrives with the button bag.

Second challenge: losing look redux challenge. Take a losing look and re-design it into a winning look. No need to connect it to the other design.

Amanda chooses Fade’s design. Charketa takes Korina’s design because it has a lot of fabric. Emily takes Stephanie’s dress. Kini chooses Mitchell’s red dress. Sean ends up with Sandhya’s pink kid’s outfit.

“I think of doing a structural gown but it’s definitely not a color I would choose,” Sean says.

“We’re SO close to fashion week,” Amanda notes.

The designers of the losing looks are brought back to be assistants. Korina is pissed and rolling her eyes as soon as she walks in. When she realizes she’s with Charketa she is super annoyed.

“As soon as Korina walks in it’s like a black cloud,” Charketa notes.

designer Charketa

designer Charketa

“Korina has the body language that tells the rest of the world to F- off. She is arms crossed, sour-faced. Korina looks pissed,” Sean says.

Korina tells Tim she can’t be there. That she doesn’t want to be there. “It’s very fresh and I’m really upset still,” Korina says. “I wouldn’t be of any help. It’s clear I shouldn’t be here.” Alexander is brought back to help Charketa.

designer Amanda

designer Amanda

Amanda notes: “Getting eliminated sucks for everyone. It’s not any more painful for her.”
Potential foreshadowing or obvious foreshadowing. Emily: “I’m so into my street look I’m not thinking about the redesign.”

Sandhya is so sweet that she thanks Sean for choosing her design. He tells her it was the only one left.

Tim Gunn provides critiques

Tim Gunn provides critiques

Tim doesn’t like what Sean’s doing at all. He doesn’t like the “hospital” blue or the pants or the cheap look of the white fabric.
He tells Char that she’s got a lot going on with her skirt and maybe doesn’t need the pocket. “I’d rather you be in a position where you have to pull back then ramp up,” he says.
He’s unimpressed with Kini’s look. He thinks there’s not enough there. “Can’t we go to Michael Kors and buy this? Where is your signature?

guest judge Shay from Pretty Little LIars

guest judge Shay from Pretty Little LIars

Runway Judging

KINI

street chic design by Kini

street chic design by Kini

redux design by Kini

redux design by Kini

“I have mixed feelings. I do like the trench coat but I don’t like what’s underneath.” –Heidi Klum “The gown is so beautiful.”
“Less is more but it’s too much together.” –Nina Garcia
On the gown, Nina says: “It’s the right color. It accents all the right body parts.”

EMILY

street chic design design by Emily

street chic design design by Emily

redux design by Emily

redux design by Emily

“I don’t mind your street style look but I don’t know if it was the best thing to do on an important day like today.” –Heidi Klum
“To me this oversize hoodie felt homeless and it really freaked me out.” –Zac Posen
On her second look, Zac noted: “There’s not much to talk about.”
“Emily you seem to have a very definite point of view and I am disappointed I didn’t see it with the do-over.” –Nina Garcia

AMANDA

street chic design design by Amanda

street chic design design by Amanda

redux design by Amanda

redux design by Amanda

“Your street chic looks amazing. I loved it. It’s you.” –Nina Garcia
“I love your street style. It’s Bohemian-chic. I love the colors you’ve chosen.” –Heidi Klum

CHARKETA

street chic design design by Charketa

street chic design design by Charketa

redux design by Charketa

redux design by Charketa

“You have a nice eye for color. However it needs to look effortless. You have a lot on that skirt.” –Nina Garcia
“You have great ideas they just don’t execute out well.” –Zac Posen

SEAN

street chic design design by Sean

street chic design design by Sean

redux design by Sean

redux design by Sean

“What is going on here. It’s fantastic! This is spectacular. The cut of the skirt is very unusual.” –Heidi Klum
“It’s probably one of the best pieces I’ve seen on Project Runway.” –Nina Garcia
“It looks original and I was blown away.” –Zac Posen

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Amanda, Charketa, Kini and Sean are going to New York Fashion Week.

Emily is out. I liked Emily. I really liked what she herself is wearing at the Runway show.

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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.Ep8 RECAP

Tim with Heather Northrop of American Girls explain the challenge

Tim with Heather Northrop of American Girls explain the challenge

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

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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.

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SAFE

Amanda
–I like this a lot. super cute. great fabrics.

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

Alexander

design by Alexander

design by Alexander

HIGH SCORES

Korina
–this a favorite for me.

design by Korina

design by Korina

“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

Kini

design by Kini

design by Kini

“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

Charketa

design by Charketa

design by Charketa

“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

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LOW SCORES

Sean

design by Sean

design by Sean

“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.

Sandhya

design by Sandhya

design by Sandhya

“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

Emily
–I really liked this and didn’t find it too dark.

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“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.

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Project Runway S13.Ep7 RECAP

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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 working away

KIni working away

Kini notes that after three times being in the top “It’s time to win.”

Tim discuss Sandhya's design

Tim discuss Sandhya’s design

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.”

judges including guest judge Caitlin Fitzgerald

judges including guest judge Caitlin Fitzgerald

SAFE

Amanda

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

Alexander

design by Alexander

design by Alexander

Charketa

design by Charketa

design by Charketa

gorgeous and talented Caitlin Fitzgerald [Masters of Sex]

gorgeous and talented Caitlin Fitzgerald [Masters of Sex]

HIGH SCORES

Kini

design by Kini

design by Kini

“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

Sandhya

design by Sandhya

design by Sandhya

“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

Sean

design by Sean

design by Sean

“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

LOW SCORES

Korina

design by Korina

design by Korina

“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

Fade

design by Fade

design by Fade

“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

Emily

design by Emily

design by Emily

“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.

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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:Ep4 RECAP

Red Robin suit revamp challenge

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.

 

hernan

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.

 

design by Mitchell

design by Mitchell

 

Sandhya chose a yellow and purple suit and ended up with a cute bright outfit. she was safe.

design by Sandhya

design by Sandhya

 

I liked Fade’s design too.

design by Fade

design by Fade

prs13_062514_bn-0393_rHigh scores

Kini

design by Kini

design by Kini

“Wow. This looks extraordinary. I’m impressed with the tailoring.” –Nina Garcia

“It looks runway ready.” –Zac Posen

Amanda

design by Amanda

design by Amanda

“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

 Alexander

design by Alexander

design by Alexander

“We loved your look. It is a really stylish look.” –Heidi Klum

“Feminine but at the same time it looks edgy.” –Nina Garcia

 

Low scores

Kristine

design by Kristine

design by Kristine

“Looked like boring britches.” –Zac Posen

“It looks weird. There are so many ideas.” –Heidi Klum

Sean

design by Sean

design by Sean

“I appreciate deconstruction. This looks orthopedic and like it’s peeling skin.” –Zac Posen

Hernan

design by Hernan

design by Hernan

“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.

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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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