Project Runway 11: A new spin on design

Last week on Project Runway, the eleventh regular season began as sixteen new designers descended on New York City.  There they learned that would be competing in teams of eight.  In the real world, after all, designers do have to work together.  The first challenge was to make a design inspired by New York City …

Project Runway 11: No “I” in Team

The beginning of the eleventh season of Project Runway actually combines two shows:  Road to the Runway, which introduces us to the designers and shows clips of their auditions, and the premiere proper.  Road is hosted by Zanna Roberts Rossi and has Mondo Guerra (Season 8) and Laura Kathleen Planck (Season 9) serving as judges. …

Project Runway All-Stars 2: Off to Paris

Last week on Project Runway, the designers had to create outfits for female veterans who were attending special occasions like weddings and 40th birthday parties.  Joshua had a rare good week and won, while Anthony Ryan had a rare bad week and joined Emilio in the bottom.  Nobody was sent home, though. On the runway, …

Project Runway All-Stars 2: For the Veterans

Last week on Project Runway, the designers had to make ready-to-wear clothing “with a wow factor” for Elie Tahari.  Anthony Ryan won and Ivy was sent home. The next morning, the final four designers meet Carolyn on the deck of the Intrepid, a national historic landmark.  She then introduces them to some “special guests”:  female …

Project Runway All-Stars 2: The Roaring 20’s

Last week, on Project Runway, the designers confronted the dreaded “unconventional materials” challenge.  This time, in keeping with the season, they had to make clothes out of Christmas decorations.  Uli won and Casanova was sent home. The following morning, the designers discuss Casanova’s ouster.  More importantly, they realize, that with only six of them left, …