I’m a bit late recapping Episode 1 of Project Runway; Episode 2 airs in less than 12 hours but better late than never! I think the season kicked off with a bang, and I loved the challenge of creating a complimentary look to their at-home creation to be debuted in Times Square. I would have been terrified/thrilled to present to the center of NYC. There seem to be a wide range of designers and personalities this season; I’m shocked that designers were clashing so early (Christopher and Gunnar I’m looking at you!) There hasn’t been a team challenge to fight over yet.
In terms of the highs and lows of the runway, I have to agree with the judges. I absolutely loved Christopher’s at-home look, the way the layers of his gown moved on the runway were simply fantastic! His complimentary look was a bit of a mess from the back with that weird zipper bump but the crepe-like cocktail was a well-suited match to the gown. I also loved Ven’s origami-inspired hot pink looks, he appears to be a master tailor much like Victor and Christian from past seasons. I would love to wear the suit he made to work or dinners out. The judges picked Melissa for the third highest score, but personally I thought Nathan’s looks were better, the orange flowy gown he made was fantastic!
|Christopher's crepe-like creations|
|Ven's beautiful suit and complimentary dress|
|Nathan's colorful, flowy pieces|
The lows were…low. While I respect clothes that aren’t necessarily my taste for their design asthetic some of them were pretty rough on the eyes. Kooan’s romper was something out of a Teletubbies episode and Beatrice’s poncho was a bit Holly hobby.
|Kooan's colorful looks|
|Beatrice before she got eliminated|
What did you think of Episode 1, who were your favorites, any early predictions for the finale? Shout it Out!