Project Runway is back! As I was watching not only the premiere but also the 2 hour special All-star Challenge (brilliant!), I realized how fun it would be to open a conversation with you my readers—whoever you are. So every Thursday night or Friday morning following the show I'll kick off the conversation by posting a Project Runway inspired post. Then hopefully you'll add your thoughts and opinions so that we can just have a fun "little chat" as Heidi says to the judges. It will act as the perfect Creativity Boost you know I believe we all need.
I think Michael Kors summed up the All-star Challenge perfectly: "They are an amazingly talented group of people. To see what they were up to and to see how they've progressed, I thought it was fantastic." You go Michael. Although I would have liked to see Korto win (her restraunt dress was A.MAZ.ING), her attitude after loosing totally changed my mind. I get being disappointed, but to be so angry is just a waist of energy. Who was your favorite return designer?
As for the new talent. I don't have a favorite yet, but I can tell we are in for a good season. I love that it's in LA and they are utilizing the LA Fashion District. It sounds glamorous, right? Well, really it's a grimy warehouse district and I love it. It's my stomping grounds when I'm looking to be creative. They have trim shops, bead shops and fabric shops galore, but keep in mind some of the fabric shops are filled with $1 per yard fabrics. So you can imagine some of the quality, but that's where the fun comes in. Finding the diamond in the rough.
So with that said, if I was a producer I would do a $1/yard Challenge. Give each designer $20 and see what they come up with when only buying fabrics that are priced at $1/yard. That would be fun. What challenge would you create?
Until next week, make it work!