Project Runway Review: Episode 4

On Thursday’s Project Runway, designers were asked to make a twist on a classic New York look. I thought there were a lot of  great looks, and I my top 3 is slightly different.

Merline 3

Merline– Merline did the best in my opinion. Blake’s was innovative, but Merline’s was innovative and well thought out. The materials looked luxurious, and I can see this walking the streets of New York City.

Blake 3

Blake– I could see a lot of people not getting this look, but I liked it. It was new and different, and Blake has  a very young, fresh aesthetic. The play on color is also an interesting combination. However, the construction was not good, and the fit wasn’t perfect. That superhero blue color has also proven to be well-received on the show. ( Sean’s fringe dress for Heidi, Char’s 1 hour dress)

Ashley 3

Ashley– She should have been in the top 3. This looked like something Blair Waldorf would wear, and I loved it. I thought this was polished, well-constructed, and tasteful.

Swapnil 3Swpanil– I love Swapnil’s crazy style. I wasn’t as high on it as the judges just because I wasn’t a fan of the sheer material, but I thought this was another strong look. The back is the best part of the look, and it was a clever twist on ruffles.

Candice 3

Candice– This was a great dress. It was flawless in construction, and it made a powerful statement. I didn’t like the jacket, but the dress was strong enough to make the top 3.

Edmond 3

Edmond– I thought we were getting a zippered jumpsuit! That would’ve been amazing. Instead, we got a solid jacket and simple skirt. It was good, but not my favorite.

Laurie 3

Laurie– This looked a little forced to me. I like the amount of work in the jacket, but I’ve seen this before. It reminds me of Kini’s looks from last season.

Joseph 2

Joseph– This was a good look, but there wasn’t anything new about this at all. They’re designing for Marie Claire, so why make a peplum dress?

Kelly 3

Kelly– The play on the white tee was a good idea, and it had Kelly’s signature. It was a good, safe look. It’s too bad all that detail was put into the shirt because it wasn’t seen on the runway.

Jake 3

Jake– Jake kind of annoys me, especially after last week’s team challenge. His taste is questionable, and I don’t really know what his design aesthetic is. Heidi definitely lit up a little when she saw this. I knew she’d like his look.

Lindsey 3

Lindsey– I loved the jacket,but the crop top and skirt were wrong with the jacket. The jacket would look fresh and new with a short little black dress or a sheer cutout dress. She chose the wrong shoes and styling.

Amanda 3

Amanda– This was not a good look. It looked frumpy and ill fitting, but I liked the concept on the dress. I have hope for Amanda, and hope she makes a comeback like Sean did last season. Also, she reminds me so much of Youtuber, Ingrid Nilsen.

Gabrielle 3

Gabrielle– The coat would’ve been so cute with a short colored shift dress. The dress was so unfinished.

Project Runway Review: Episode 2

Tonight’s episode of Project Runway was the unconventional challenge where designers used Hallmark cards for their outfits. I loved the winner, but I completely disagree with the losing designer tonight. # bringbackdavid

Here are my thoughts on each designer and I put my favorites on the top and my least favorites in descending order.

edmond

Edmond– As a huge Survivor fan, I appreciated Edmond’s strategy in the episode. He wants everyone to think he has no idea what he’s doing, and he’s clearly a fan of the show. He was the only designer to have inspiration from an actual card by thinking of a special moment like a wedding. Edmond managed to make a sleek, form fitting top that was made beautifully, and a whimsical tiered bodice. I loved it.

swapnil

Swapnil– He surprised us with a fun dress. It’s very wearable, and I loved the amount of detail placed into this dress. I love that he used a simple silhouette and focused on the texture of the dress. My only thing is that I didn’t love the buttons on the top or the boots. But overall, this was a great dress.

david 2David– I honestly can’t believe David went home. He has such a great design aesthetic, and this coat was so fashionable. I want this coat. It’s so shocking and interesting, but still wearable. Sure, he didn’t follow the rules, but there were some much tackier designs. I think he should’ve been in the safe group, and Heidi could’ve just warned him that he shouldn’t have broken the rules similar to Ashley. He should be on All Stars, because this was a huge mistake. Also, why did Tim tell him to start over? His crop top was interesting, and sporty.

candice 2

Candice– I think this was slightly better than Blake’s dress, because it really did look like metal and not cards.

blake 2Blake– The judges said it best. It’s a New Year’s dress. And it did look fabulous.

kellyKelly– This isn’t my personal taste in fashion, but I thought this was a well-constructed look. I don’t really like the hood and the cut of the crop top, but the fringe was a great idea, and the crop top was pieced well.

jakeJake– This was another sparkly dress, and it was fine. It was nothing special, but it was definitely solid. I would just take the straps off. It should be strapless.

hanmiaoHanmiao– This was such a quirky look, and I thought it would be lower on my list, but it was well-made so she’s higher on my rankings. The letter was a fun idea, but it was still stiff and boxy.

laurieLaurie– Laurie’s was also in the middle of the road. I like it, but I still felt underwhelmed by it. I liked the gold though.

gabrielleGabrielle– In the workroom, it looked really cool, and I thought she was only doing red on the shoulder with an ombre effect. Instead, it just fell flat for me, and the back is not good.

ashley 2Ashley– I liked the idea for the design. A poncho is a cute idea. But she broke the rules, and the arms were awkwardly placed.

amanda 2Amanda– I agree with Amanda that this should’ve been safe. The skirt is really bad, and I agreed that the length looks  unfinished, but the top was so cute, and I loved the back too.

JosephJoseph- This should have been in the bottom. Similar to Amanda’s, the skirt is terrible but the top is cute. However, at least Amanda had some sort of design to the top half. This was so boxy and unwearable.

merlineMerline– This was so weird, and poorly made. I hated the gray parts of the skirt. I can’t believe this wasn’t in the bottom too.

lindseyLindsey– I liked the idea of this, but it wasn’t made well, and ended up looking like wallpaper instead of fabric.

Those are my thoughts on the designers! Tune in next week for episode 3.