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  • Atypical
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    Season 13 of Lifetime’s Emmy-nominated “Project Runway” premieres on Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 9 PM ET.

    Roster of contestants:

    Alexander Knox, 22 – Chicago, IL
    Angela Sum, 32 – Los Angeles, CA
    Carrie Sleutskaya, 24 –  Los Angeles, CA
    Char Glover, 37 – Detroit, MI
    Emily Payne, 40 – San Francisco, CA
    Emmanuel Tobias, 29 –  Dallas, TX
    fäde zu grau, 45 – Coral Gables, FL
    Hernan Lander, 33 – New York, NY
    Jefferson Musanda, 25 – Brooklyn, NY
    Kiniokahokula Zamora, 30 – Honolulu, HI
    Korina Emmerich, 28 – Brooklyn, NY
    Kristine Guico, 26 – Brooklyn, NY
    The Mitchell Perry, 25 – Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Nzinga Knight, 33 –  Brooklyn, NY
    Samantha Plasencia, 27 – San Antonio, TX
    Sandhya Garg, 28 – Birmingham, AL
    Sean Kelly, 25– Brooklyn, NY
    Tim Navarro, 32 – Minneapolis, MN

    Guest judges include:

    Julie Bowen 

    Amanda de Cadenet

    Shay Mitchell

    Elisabeth Moss

    Bethany Mota

    Christian Siriano

    Dita Von Teese

    Lindsey Vonn

    Heidi Klum, Nina Garcia, and Zac Posen return as judges. 

    Tim Gunn serves as cast mentor.

    Previous contestants Ken Laurence (Season 12), Alexander Pope (Season 12), and Amanda Valentine (Season 11) will post their portfolios on Instagram to have the chance to compete against this season’s designers.

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    Madson Melo
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    #554071

    Ken? no!

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Finally! We’ve waited long enough. I had to download Under the Gunn and watch the whole thing just to think I had some Project Runway around to watch. That show by the way was very good, Tim vs. Isabel was fantastic…Tim vs (awful) Nick too….

    Anyway bring on the new season that I asume is now once a year thanks to Heidi being on the awful America’s Got Talent.

    Hopefully we don’t get Ken back, he doesn’t deserve a second chance. I’m hoping for Amanda, I was not a fan of Alexander either…

    Also, shouldn’t this be on the newly created Reality TV part of GoldDerby? 

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    EmmyLoser
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    Yeah, I don’t want Ken or Alexander back, but I loved Amanda.  Besides, she deserves a chance to shine outside the restrictive team format she was in for her season.

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    Fishbiscuit
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    So glad its back.  DVR is already set. 

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    Atypical
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    Episode Title: “The Judges Decide”

    Synopsis: The designers learn that there is another audition they must pass to be accepted on the show: giving the judges a glimpse of their spring collections.

    Discuss.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I moved this thread to the reality TV forum.

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    vinny
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    So if anyone wants to help me with this show and my predictions, feel free becuase I know little to nothing about fashion.

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    tennisfreak
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    The Mitchell Perry? Seriously? It’s like that episode of Friends where Phoebe was trying to come up with a name for one of the triplets and turned down the Hulk but was intrigued by a name starting with “the.”

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    Atypical
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    Nice premiere. I think this could be a fun cast of designers, but no one is leaping out right now in terms of star potential. Hopefully that will happen sooner rather than later. Really surprised that Sandhya won the challenge. That should have been an easy win for Char I think, though Amanda did create a slick look in the end (though not really “spring” to me). I thought that Alexander would get the fan vote, but at least it wasn’t Ken. The season will have enough drama based on the season previews without him around too. I wonder if Sandhya got extra points for pushing such a radical ethnic aesthetic out there that was “creative” versus the other two designs in the winner’s circle. Points for creativity I guess, but the polish wasn’t there, and personally I thought her dress was hideous. The bottom three looks earned their placements, though Mitchell’s “basic and elementary look” (I live for Nina Garcia putdowns!) would have been my personal choice for elimination. If he said that his girl that he designs for is “FUN!” one more time, I would have turned the television off. Mitchell brings instant drama that the producers will want around for awhile. It was nice karmic justice to have Sandhya win after Korina and Mitchell became all mean girls on her and dismissed her chances outright from the beginning lol. Angela looks like she could have an anxiety attack at any moment in the sew room or on stage. I thought her look wasn’t horrific, but the judges’ jabs on her easy access pants were funny at least. Too bad for Jefferson being the first one eliminated. I think it’s mainly a taste issue that the judges had with his look. It’s like what Tim Gunn said beforehand about doing everything perfectly in the execution stage of your designs, b/c after that, it’s really out of your hands and all up to what the judges are in the mood for on that particular day of judging. The top was okay, but yeah, those short shorts of his were ridic. Julie Bowen was a great guest judge. She just got in there and made her impression felt throughout. I like to see guest judges be actual enthusiastic fans of the show and not there just to hock something or be seen. Nina is everything, as usual. Zac Posen is no Michael Kors and never will be, so whatever. Heidi is Heidi at this point. The other designers are a blur right now, but I’ll get the names eventually. I also watched the “Road to the Runway” special for the first time. It was nice to see some former contestants/winners get to judge the auditions along with Tim. That had to be a thrill. Looking forward to this season! Sad that only two people are going to see the thread in this dead forum, but whatever.

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    Atypical
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    Cool win for Amanda (finally! and in a team challenge with unconventional materials to boot)! I didn’t like their green color palette though. If I had to pick a winner individually, it would have to be The Mitchell Perry (lol). His flashy neon blue design made out of CDs was everything, and he might have won outright on a stronger team. Interesting that the same phenomenon happened on Angela’s team too where her craftworks design (paper cutouts on muslin? gurl, bye . . .) greatly brought down the other two members of her team. And with her fragile state of mind, I wonder how long Angela has on here. Same goes for Sandhya, who had one of the worst designs of the week for two weeks running. How she inexplicibly won the last challenge is a wonder, but again, if the bottom three had been decided individually instead of by teams, I’d imagine she’d be there along with Angela and Hernan. I didn’t see the extreme “bullying” that led her to go to Tim for solace. Maybe that was cut in the editing room. Carrie’s sew room freakouts and Sandhya shade were fun to watch (and I’ll go ahead and say deserved), but at least be graceful when you exit. Tim was like, you only get air kisses bitch. Go to the workroom and clear out yer space lol. Nina Garcia was over her and Hernan too. I was fully expecting a double elimination tonight, but I’m guessing they’ll save that for later in the season.

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    EmmyLoser
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    I just caught up on these two episodes over the weekend.

    First, I’m so happy it was Amanda who came back, and she seems to be reinvigorated, kind of like when Kate came back last season and was suddenly much sharper and more self-assured.  

    I like this group of designers.  Already, I’m kind of loving Sandhya, Angela, Korina, Mitchell and a few other personalities that are fun to watch.  

    With the first challenge, I was stunned Sandhya won.  I was surprised she made the top three, but even then, I didn’t think she stood a chance against Char’s well-tailored and fun look that the judges seemed to want to both own and see various iterations of.  Sandhya’s dress did show creativity, for sure, but it looked terrible.  Nina’s “you created a fantasy” should have been more like “you’ve created a nightmare.”  Still, good for her I guess.  I like her personality and POV, I just didn’t like that dress.  A lot of the looks were in the “very good” range, and really, as much as they didn’t love Angela’s “geisha hooker” (LOL) look, she was leagues better than Mitchell and Jefferson.  The more I looked at Jefferson’s, the worse it was.  The shorts were so so so bad.  The need to make something as short as anatomically possible is always a red flag, as was the attitude he started serving up during judging.  Julie Bowen was great as a great judge!  She really did jump right in.  I still miss Michael Kors — what hilarious comparison would he have come up with for Jefferson’s disasterous look or those slits in Angela’s pants? — but Zack is a good voice on the panel, and it feels more balanced.  Before, it got to the point where Michael and Nina were just steamrolling Heidi and Tim every week.

    This week’s challenge was a lot of fun!  I was thrilled to see Amanda win.  I did like her look best from her team, but I agree that Mitchell’s was the strongest individual look, for sure.  I did agree that their team was best, though.  I was generally impressed with what they all did.  I didn’t even dislike what Hernan, Sandhya and Carrie did.  It always stuns me, though, when a team insists on doing something so foolish as making three of the same dress in a team challenge.  Haven’t they seem this show before?  When Amanda was telling them not to use a material that was too much like fabric, it seemed so obvious I couldn’t even believe she was saying it.  I kind of wanted Hernan to go, but I was fine with it being Carrie.  Clearly they both thought Sandhya should have gone, which seems ridiculous to me.  She fought them on the idea until there wasn’t time to disagree anymore, they went along with their bad ideas, and then still tried to defend them on the runway.  How many times have we seen the person in her position start saying how much she disagreed but was overruled and never liked the idea and so on and so forth?  The silver getup she was making at first wasn’t a winner either, but it was better than what they turned out.  I also loved Carrie’s concern that their looks were “too wearable.”  It’s strips of film made into weird cocktail ensembles.  I wouldn’t worry about it being too wearable.  Angela is a lost lamb right now.  Hopefully the next challenge gives her a chance to just be herself and actually select some of her own material from Mood.  If not, she’s going to try to turn up the volume without re-centering herself first, and it’s going to be a disaster.

    Overall, I’m very excited for this season.  No one really seems like a dud, and these guys are willing to take some risks for sure. 

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    Atypical
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    Episode Title: “Past, Present, & Future”

    Synopsis: Designers must use “Marie Claire” magazines from 20 years ago as their inspiration to create looks they think will be relevant 20 years in the future; another contestant is eliminated from the competition.

    Discuss.

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    Atypical
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    Sandhya wins again??? That’s so inexplicible and bizarre that she won this challenge and is emerging as a early frontrunner. The judges were very cold with her last week in the team challenge with unconventional materials. It’s very un-PC to say this, but I’m going to say it anyway. Sandhya is getting extra points for having such a radical, ethnic design aesthetic, and b/c the judges haven’t seen an Indian designer with this prominent a voice on here before, it’s all “fresh” and “exotic” and “new” when in reality, most regular women wouldn’t be caught dead wearing such tacky nonsense. I would have picked the blue-haired lady with the Ewok jumpsuit as the winner. It is true that the model truly brought that design to life though. I’m dubious of this Amanda De Cabernet lady and why she merits both being a guest judge and having her own “talk show” after this. I caught the episode with Kathy Griffin one week, and instead of it being a “Project Runway” follow-up show with eliminated contestants and such (the sensible move), she wanted to talk about topics and current events like she was some news journalist instead of being what she really is (according to Heidi, a “highly noted fashion photographer”). The prize package this year is a little lackluster too. Making a “fashion accessory” for Red Robin servers? Wasn’t the total winnings from last season much more than $300,000 (like $500,000)? And why aren’t the designers getting the HP workbooks to sketch their designs than old-school sketch pads? They’re back to getting the allotted money at Mood instead of getting those bank cards where the designers could budget their own money and were just given recommeded spending amounts. Lifetime is tightening the money belt it seems. The bottom three were all fitting. I’m glad that the Australian guy was put in his place by Heidi for his awfully wrinkled turtleneck design and for his shitty behaviour during judging. Alexander’s burlap sack look got the best reaction from the great Nina Garcia: “She looks like she’s dressed from Planet of the Apes, and she’s one of the apes!” Yessssss lol! It was time to put poor Angela out of her misery. The Australian guy’s look was the absolute worst for me, but three times in the bottom three, yeah, it was her time to finally leave.

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    It’s funny that the three really strong designers (Sean, Alexander and Amanda) were called out this week. Amanda was lucky she had the immunity because her’s looked really bad. I really do not think Sandyha should have won again. The only reason is her explanation of her designs and how she ties it in with her culture. She could defnitely win.

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