- When Tim came to critique each look, the entire team participated. This might help some designers needing some outside input. Unfortunately, those who seem to need it the most pay attention to it the least.
- The winner must come from the winning team and the loser must come from the losing team. So each week, there is the possibility that the best outfit won't win and the worst outfit won't lose. In previous seasons we could chalk that up to obvious producer manipulation...or judges on crack.
In the first challenge, each designer was to take their inspiration from New York City.
Unlike previous inspiration challenges, there was no specific picture for reference, so in some cases, it was very hard to imagine what actually inspired them.
Of course, the teams picked very lame names. The Dream Team seemed more like a nightmare, having the weakest designers overall. There were no shortage of worst looks on that team. While Team "Keeping it Real" couldn't come up with a more tired cliche, their designers were stronger. If this keeps up, the Dream Team will be just a Daydream Team in the span of two or three challenges.
|Zach Posen replaces Michael Kors and while we'll miss Michael's witicisms, Zach adds some class and style to the panel. This week, he sports a smashing brown suit and rust colored tie.|
Here's the worst of the worst.
But the real loser this week, one we saw coming not 20 minutes into the episode, was this one.
Drama-wise, she wanted to make a challenging, three-piece look. The team tried to talk her out of it, given how little time they had for production. She ignored them, then proceeded to struggle through most of the production day trying to figure out how to construct the jacket. In the end, with minutes to go before runway, several members of the team had to produce the top and skirt for her while she struggled with her jacket. She was a waste of everyone's time and effort and the perfect candidate for this week's auf.
There were a few other outfits worth noting.
Tu Suthiwat Nakchat
Tu's design was most certainly one of the winning looks in either collection. That top was architectural without being origami-ed to death. Perhaps the skirt was a bit too simple, however. I think it would have served him well to make it a bit longer to contrast the cropped top. In any case, the black/white combination was very clever and eye catching.
Team Keepin' it Real
Unfortunately, Project Runway has nothing to do with now, so it didn't win.
|Considering who this week's guest judge was...of course!|