During last week’s episode of Project Runway the remaining five designers were greeted by Heidi and Tim at the Hearst Building where they were informed that they will be conceptualizing designs on their own—not in teams. However, the designers were told they will have sewing assistants who are past designers. Stanley was paired with Tu, Daniel with Samantha, Michelle with Amanda, Layana with Kate and Patricia with Richard. Their challenge? To create a Spring or Summer editorial fashion story that will run in the May issue of Marie Claire to be worn by actress Jordana Brewster.
Here, Lindsay Ebbin, Global Creative Director of Vibe Beauty has gives his opinions on the best moments.
On the runway Heidi appeared in a fitted black dress with sparkling appliqués with her hair in a feathered hairstyle. Zac Posen wore an 80’s inspired rust suit with a brown vest, beige shirt and a gray tie. Nina Garcia wore a black pant suit that was accented with a stunning bejeweled gold brocade jacket with leather lapels. Guest judge Jordana Brewster wore a coral sheered top, with a coral embroidered skirt and illuminating makeup in pink shades on her eyes and lips.
On The Runway
Layana’s model sported a modern samurai inspired hairstyle with soft makeup. She designed a cobalt blue armor top with an attached metal chain that was paired with a short petal skirt. Zac felt the neckline of the outfit was similar to Paco Raban, Jordana loved the color, and Nina felt the back was well executed.
Daniel’s model strutted down the runway in vibrant yellow pants with a space inspired shoulder pad. His models wore a tangerine lip that was accented with pulled back hair. Zac felt his design was unbalanced, Jordana felt it would look better with skirt, but Nina loved it for a celebrity fashion piece.
Stanley’s model wore soft waves and terracotta cheeks that matched perfectly with his leather shawl and white culottes. Zac, Nina and Jordana felt it was flirty and had versatility.
Patricia’s model sported geisha-like makeup with a teal green one-shoulder tent dress. Heidi said it looked like Pocahontas, and Nina said it looked unfinished.
Michelle’s model had a brown smokey eye with strong black eyeliner. On the runway, her model wore green linen pants and a black leather white muscle tee. Nina stated she did not feel it was special enough, Jordana felt it was not editorial enough. All judges felt it was not bold or fashion forward.
Stanley won the challenge, and Layana is Daniel were safe. The bottom two designers were Michelle and Patricia. Patricia was saved, but everyone is left in suspense until the next episode.
This week, designers will be sent to a European country to get inspiration for their designs. Stay tuned!
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