Season 10, Episode 9
Previously on Project Runway, the designers got to participate in the prints challenge sponsored by HP and Intel- but with a twist. The designers prints needed to be inspired by the designers individual cultural heritage and the designers received a special visit from a loved one to help them out. The final looks got to be judged by our panel of judges, with special guest judge Mondo Guerra. Let's take a look at the outfits.
Elena's print was fun and whimsical and inspired by Elena's happy childhood in the Ukraine. We got to see a softer side of Elena this week as Elena got a visit from her mother and confided that she is not always a bitch all of the time. I was glad to see that Elena continued to stay away from her 'suit of armor' style and in the end Elena was safe.
I thought that Fabio's design was the most 'Fabio like' (based on Fabio's Project Runway entry submissions) to date. Fabio's choice of print inspiration was a bit odd as his drawing contained several penises (peni?), vaginas and fallopian tubes, but lucky for Fabio he was not asked to explain the print on television. Personally I thought this look was boxy, not flattering and the print could have been better utilized, but the judges kept him safe.
Season 10, Episode 10 aka. Kickin' it
Previously on Project Runway, the designers got to visit Radio City Music Hall and see a special performance by the Rockettes. There was an added bonus to this performance as Heidi stepped out and finished the number with the ladies. The designers were asked to create a new costume for the Rockettes. The winning design would actually be worn during a future performance by the Rockettes. The biggest challenge for the designers was that they are making a dance costume, but they also needed to be fashion forward. Let's take a look at the designs.
Fabio was the only safe designer this week which means that there aren't many designers left. I really liked his shiny design. It almost reminded me of a suit of armor. I thought it was an interesting dance design and if it were up to me, I would have bumped Fabio into the top 3 and dropped Melissa down to the safe spot.
Sonjia really struggled to wrap her head around the idea of creating a dance costume and purchased a bunch of different materials to play with. I'm not sure why Sonjia thought feathers would be a good idea (can you imagine all of those feather's flying during a Rockette's performance). Nina Garcia even referred to this look as a little purple bird. Even though this outfit missed the mark, the judges kept Sonjia safe this week.