December 25, 2016 at 11:45 pm #1201975009
Not the best of winners, but Erin ended up being the best out of this bunch is we’re going by fashion week results. Looking at everybody else’s designs and runway, I would’ve placed Laurance fourth and Rik third. I didn’t think Roberi would come in second, but at least it wasn’t disappointing as Rik’s and Laurence’s collections were.
Laurance turned her back on the Laurance we saw during the competition. That collection had very few interesting things. I really didn’t like Rik’s denim thing and that was the whole collection so I didn’t care for him winning or coming close.
Erin’s wasn’t the best of collections but the banana outfit was enough to leave her on the top above everybody else. She showed far more interesting and creative stuff than those ready to wear looks but questionable fabrics and combinations that the other three had.
Roberi has some nice pieces, that look he had in front of the judges was great. But Erin is still a deserving winner considering the competition.
If Erin deserved to lose it was only becuase of that awful annoying intro for her runway. Oh my gooood…hi guyyyysss…Project Funwaaaayyy…ugh.
Can’t stand Zendaya.
Onto Project Runway Juniors. Last season was sort of fun.December 28, 2016 at 7:35 am #1201976261
I had started writing a comment about the finale before, but my browser froze up and I lost it.
Anyway, I was actually pleasantly surprised by the Fashion Week collections after seeing what the designers had before that. All of the collections were at least better than they had been. That said, I just did not like Rik’s collection at all. I didn’t dislike it as much as I did in the previous episode, but I still disliked it. I had really hoped Laurence would pull out some spectacular looks and take it all, but that didn’t happen. I liked her collection a lot, but I agree there wasn’t a whole lot of excitement there, and it was disappointing that nothing felt very edgy. After the collections walked, I was really pulling for Roberi, whose collection I loved. I found it fun and exciting without being ridiculous and thought it all still looked good. Erin’s collection had an excitement to it, but maybe I’m just too attached to the notion that clothes are meant to be worn, and most of Erin’s looks, while fun, didn’t seem like things anyone should wear. Ah well.
I don’t think I’ll watch Juniors, but I’ll be tuning in next season for sure.December 31, 2016 at 4:35 am #1201977775
First unconventional materials challenge was surprisingly strong for the most part. Cartier should have won easily for a stunning ombré look that could rival anything from the flagship series in this season or prior ones. Tieler’s Amazonian jungle Astro turf design was too “costumey” for my tastes, but he’s likeable enough where I don’t mind his win or immunity too much. For the bottom two, A’Kai should have gone home for his unfinished nonsense look. I do feel a tinge bad for him going through puberty right before our eyes as one of the most awkward creatures I’ve ever seen in my life. Poor guy’s gonna have a rough adolescence. Lucas thought he was above this challenge though, which is an automatic “gurl, bye!” in my book.
Watching the “Project Runway” reunion special and will report back on that shortly …December 31, 2016 at 6:43 am #1201977788
Reunion special was catty as hell just like it should be lol! The centerpiece of this was the whole Cornelius vs. Erixter team challenge debacle leading to Cornelius’s elimination and Tim Gunn’s save. So much drama and name-calling thrown around throughout, and to a lesser extent, other major team challenge disasters with Alex falling on his sword for his elimination, and Maj-Jing on the outs with Erin and Nathalie. Now I see why TPTB do as many useless team challenges season after season for the built-in drama attached. I also liked seeing some of the forgotten designers of the early part of the season, but it’s too bad they barely were allowed to say anything. It was all mean gurls shade mode where you weren’t given any genuine airtime otherwise. Tim Gunn was a great moderator, as always, and rightfully set the record straight when he needed to. Here’s to season 16!January 7, 2017 at 1:19 am #1201981439
Molly and Tieler rocked it in this avant garde challenge, so deserved win for them. Between Hawwaa and A’kai, I would have eliminated them both TBH, but if only one, I’m far less interested in A’kai’s output moving forward. Tim Gunn using his save this early in the season is interesting. I would have hoped for a later save for someone else, but what can you do? It made for good television, which is all that TPTB want in the end.January 7, 2017 at 3:02 pm #1201981732
Last week, I don’t think the green dress should’ve won the unconventional challenge because the back wasn’t all that, it was just grass. Great idea, great a lot of things, but in the end, the blue hombre dress was much better. Sorry, don’t know every name yet.
This week, proves once again that sometimes there’s no need for Tim’s save. If he’s going to use it on Cornelius, Justin from a few seasons ago, now Akai this early in the game, then don’t use it at all. I would’ve send them both home too.
As for the winners, yeah, it was fun seeing Tim and others say best avant garde challenge ever while Christian Siriano was right there, normally considered to have done either the best or one of the best designs ever on any PR show. But yes, these two kids did an amazing job that can be put on top of almost any Project Runway avant garde design….or any design in general. Congrats to both, specially to the boy who did the jacket. For hairdo reasons, I’m not sure if this is the same one who won last week…If it is, watch out, he’s a great designer.January 12, 2017 at 1:54 am #1201986117
Tim Gunn’s saves were both well-justified on Justin and Char. Both talented designers who had far more to actually show and had the sympathetic backstories to make it compelling television (all TPTB care about). That wasn’t really the case with Cornelius who didn’t pull on those same sympathies as the season’s quasi “villain.” Saving A’kai was just dumb and too early. It’s going to be a regretful decision for all involved, I think.January 15, 2017 at 7:33 am #1201988163
Rene’s old lady hooker outfit was a mess, but at least I saw his point of view in it. Izzy’s look was just boring. Even if she found fabrics that fit with her aesthetic more, that design was basic as hell and didn’t do her model any favors. Hawwaa was my easy winner this week. Vibrant color mixing that might be her peak for all we know. Allie’s jumpsuit … meh. All I saw was a workout look that maybe could segue into something like a club night look, but a professional woman being taken seriously? Maybe for that ridiculous spy woman premise she made up for the judges, but certainly not for real life. Speaking of judges, really loving this panel in general, and even Heidi-lite is somewhat better than expected. You know my thoughts already on Christian Siriano (best winner in “Project Runway” history), Kelly Osborne is always Kelly Osborne, and Aya Kanai was giving me “Ricki & the Flash” Meryl realness here, which I didn’t think women did in 2017 lol. And Tim Gunn’s suit game continues to be entirely on point, as always. That is all!January 21, 2017 at 5:41 am #1201991818
A’Kai didn’t need to be in this competition to begin with, so I’m not too surprised he was eliminated again. Tim Gunn wasted his save season. Chris’s winning look was pretty tacky. I would have picked Molly’s print for the win. I think she “got” this challenge in a way some of the others didn’t by eitter going too safe and bland or not using the LED lights properly. Nice challenge idea all the same though. I agree with what Christian Siriano said that this is the future of fashion as we know it.January 21, 2017 at 3:47 pm #1201992084
With the light challenge nobody really did anything good. They kept showing Posen’s design for Claire Danes, something these kids would never be able to achieve, but seriously, nothing they did came remotely close to that and nothing was really worthy of a win. Akai was a terrible designer, “junior” or not, so he should’ve been gone a long time ago. Yet ANOTHER Tim Gunn save that is wasted.January 28, 2017 at 11:25 am #1201997245
Allie and Izzy stumbled this week, but it’s always difficult for the designers, young and old, to create looks for “real women.” Boo hoo. Cartier’s look was pretty much stumbled upon by Tim Gunn and the client, so her win isn’t all that to me. I’d chosen either Hawwaa or Molly for this win. Didn’t like the color or fit on Tieler’s look. Chris’s design bored me. I did like the challenge idea, but I’ve never heard of “Takis” in my life. I’m glad for that since those snacks look shitty.February 4, 2017 at 8:12 pm #1202003154
Chelsea’s winning look was okay, I guess. Nothing I was jumping up and down about, but decent. Tim Gunn warned Cartier to push herself and not revert to playing it safe again, but she played it hard-headed and stubborn. Go home and become a professional dressmaker. This is a very strong final six that will become our final four next episode. Such an emotional runway as well! This is where you remember that even as child design prodigies go, they’re still emotional children who need to express themselves and wear their feelings on their sleeves. I wonder how the finale will go since there is no Fashion Week for them.February 11, 2017 at 9:09 am #1202008146
Oh my emotions! Chris should have won this challenge based on the correlation between the design and street mural, but I think Aya Kanai had a lot of sway in the judging b/c of the “Seventeen” fashion spread bonus, so going by an “editorial” look, Chelsea wins. Maybe I’ve underestimated her for a possible win? The obvious winner this season has been Tieler, and now he’s fighting for a final slot with Hawwaa. These shows love stringing viewers along until the end, but they’re kids, so I guess it’s good that they’re a bit less cutthroat. Not sad that Molly left with her blah black designs. Tieler probably gets the final slot over Hawwaa, and then him vs. Chelsea FTW. Chelsea being the youngest ever winner on the series will certainly be a thing, so I’ll go with that for my final winner’s predictions.February 18, 2017 at 3:28 pm #1202015159
Between Hawwaa’s and Tieler’s mini-collections, I assumed that Hawwaa would win out for the vibrancy and youthfulness over Tieler’s fairly basic color palette and “hippie-dippie” aesthetic as Tim Gunn put it. He was my clear choice for the winner this season, so his elimination throws everything into chaos. I guess it’s Chelsea’s race to lose now. So odd when I pegged her as cannon fodder early on. I don’t think much of Izzy’s designs in general. Chris might have a shot unless he overdoes his prints choices. Hawwaa would be an inspired diversity choice, but her maturity level might not quite be there yet. Can’t wait to see the season finale! So glad I gave this season a proper view. These kids are incredibly talented, and the series has filled in the void of “Project Runway”‘s absence nicely.February 24, 2017 at 10:46 am #1202020724
I cannot believe the same person that created a fabulously fashionable grey coat, an inspired dress from cut leaf philodendron and a sleek, exquisitely form-fitting gown with cleverly understated piecing brought the frumpy, ill fitting, blah- blue, outfits with commercial embroidery randomly pasted on to compete agains Hawwaa. Either Tieler was getting design help previously on his first outfits of the season or he was quietly encouraged to damp down his design talent and sewing skills as the season progressed in order to keep the show from ending up with a Tieler 9-Everybody Else 0 season. This was just too strange.
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