Project Runway Season 12, Episode 3: “An Unconventional Coney Island”
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Last night’s episode was both a team and an unconventional materials challenge on Project Runway. First, to explain the challenge (it’s not simple).
In this week’s episode, the designers were taken out to Coney Island. There, they formed seven teams of two, and each team gave away frozen Yoplait yogurt treats (in a product tie-in). The designers had to ask the folks on the boardwalk for their reaction to the treats, and from their responces, each team took three keywords, for example “fresh,” “delicious,” or “smooth.”
Each team then had to win their unconventional materials by playing tried-and-true carnival games. So, as you can imagine, the materials came from balloons, blow-up aliens and fish, straw sombreros, and so on.
Fashionista Kelly Osbourne served as a guest judge, on the panel with Nina Garcia, Zac Posen, and Heidi Klum, while Tim sat in without voicing an opinion the runway critique.
The teams were:
Alexander Pope and Justin LeBlanc.
Miranda Kay Levy and Timothy Westbrook.
Kate Pankoke and Helen Castillo.
Jeremy Brandrick and Ken Laurence.
Dom Streater and Alexandria von Bromssen.
Sandro Masmanidi and Sue Waller.
Bradon McDonald and Karen Batts.
On to the Coney Island prize designs!
Kate Pankoke and Helen Castillo won, with Helen officially winning the challenge and earning immunity for the next episode.
Miranda Kay Levy and Timothy Westbrook did not get along at all, and the strife showed in their poorly conceived and constructed garment. Timothy went home after his third consecutive week in the bottom two.
The rest of the designs
Dom Streater and Alexandria von Bromssen created a cute “rave” look. They were a close second in the judging:
Alexander Pope and Justin LeBlanc made a great team, but they didn’t know how to edit their look:
Jeremy Brandrick and Ken Laurence’s design:
Sandro Masmanidi and Sue Waller’s design:
Bradon McDonald and Karen Batts’ design:
A pin for your thoughts
Timothy needed to go home and grow up some more. BUT do you think Miranda treated Timothy well? I think she may not be ready for PR either.
Was the winning design the best choice, in your opinion?
What would you sew with carnival prizes?
Nina Garcia, left to right, guest judge Kelly Osbourne, Zac Posen and Heidi Klum judge the third challenge of Project Runway season
Helen Castillo and Kate Pankoke's winning design. Helen won immunity for the next episode.
Miranda Levy and Timothy Westbrook's final design. Timothy was sent home.
Dom Streater and Alexandria von Bromssen's design.
Jeremy Brandrick and Ken Laurence's design.
Alexander Pope and Justin LeBlanc's design.
Sandro Masmanidi and Sue Waller's design.
Bradon McDonald and Karen Batts' design.