Project Runway Season 12: Episode 1 “Sky’s the Limit”
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More Tim Gunn! That’s my headline for the 12th season of Project Runway. The show has a new (improved) format, and now Tim will be sitting in on the runway shows. Tim also has a new special “Rescue” power. Just once this season, he will be able to save a designer from being voted out by the judges. Essentially, it’s what Tim did last season to keep Michelle Franklin on the show, and Michelle went on to win.
1. The judges won’t know who designed what until after the judging.
2. After the runway show, the designs are assessed off the runway, in close inspection. For sewers, isn’t that a great improvement to the show?! Finally, we get to see the garments up close.
The designers had to work with nylon parachute fabric, which is difficult to sew. The show began with the designers arriving at an airfield. Skydivers dropped from a plane, and each designer had to use a parachute to create a look that defined his or her aesthetic.
Bradon McDonald’s design:
Angela Bacskocky’s design:
Sue Waller’s design:
Miranda Levy’s final design:
The rest of the worst
Sandro Masmanidi’s design:
Timothy Westbrook’s final design:
The just-fine designs
Alexandria Von Bromssen’s design:
Kahindo Mateene’s design:
Helen Castillo’s design:
Karen Batt’s design:
Justin LeBlanc’s design:
Kate Pankoke’s design:
Alexander Pope’s design:
Dom Streater’s design:
Ken Laurence’s design:
Jeremy Brandrick’s design:
What did you think?
I had a great time watching the first episode.
Do you like the changes to the format?
Do you think it’s a good idea to have Tim sit in on the judging?
Are you glad the judges are taking a closer look at the garments?
Do you spot a designer to watch already?
How many episodes do you give Timothy Westbrook? That’s “Mr. Sustainable.” I was sympathetic up to when his model started crying because he wouldn’t let her wear makeup or shoes. Then I was just sympathetic for his model, poor girl on national TV, and HE wears the great shoes. I think for the weirdness/drama factor, he could be around to episode 4. Just a guess!
Angela Bacskocky's final design for the first challenge of Project Runway season 12. Angela was sent home.
Bradon McDonald's final design for the first challenge of Project Runway season 12. Bradon won the challenge.
Sue Waller 's final design.
Miranda Levy's final design. Miranda's design was admired by the judges, but she was nearly disqualified for using only a small amount of the parachute fabric.
Sandro Masmanidi's final design for the first challenge of Project Runway season 12.
Timothy Westbrook's final design.
Alexandria Von Bromssen's final design.
Kahindo Mateene's final design.
Helen Castillo's final design.
Karen Batt's final design.
Justin LeBlanc's final design.
Kate Pankoke's final design.
Alexander Pope's final design.
Dom Streater's final design.
Ken Laurence's final design.
Jeremy Brandrick's final design.
Tim Gunn, left to right, Kate Bosworth, Nina Garcia, and Zac Posen judge the first challenge of Project Runway season 12.