Project Runway - Nuts and Bolts
If last week's show was the most thought provoking and novel, this week's was typical Project Runway. The challenge, delivered by Michael Kors, was to create a garment and an accessory from materials found at the hardware store. While it's always interesting to see what the designers will come up with when given odd materials to work with, I felt like I had seen this before. But, in the end, the innovation of the designers did not dissappoint.
The array of materials the designers chose was astounding and worrisome at the same time: copper flashing, sandpaper, paint tray liners, trash bags, chains, screen and sticky mesh were among the choices.
Emilio noted right off the bat that "this is not what he does". And, it quickly became clear that his statement was foreboding as he ended up over budget and leaving the store without half the cord and washers he planned on using. As his "stripper outfit" of pink cord macrame and washers came together, it was clear he was going to be in the bottom, if not going home.
Another concern was Amy. When I first heard Amy say she was working with sandpaper, I wondered who would ever want to wear a dress made of sandpaper? But, she pulled it off beautifully mixing the colors and the textures and cut into different shapes to create a gorgeous fan-like bodice.
Before the runway, I wasn't sure there would be much to get excited about. But, I was happily proven wrong. My first moment of joy was when guest judge Isabel Toledo was announced! She was joined by Nina Garcia, Michael Kors, and another guest judge, jewelry designer Stephen Webster.
Ben, Amy, and Seth Aaron (who had immunity) were the safeties this week. Little attention was paid to Ben's copper dress and Jonathan's C3PO/Veronica Lake mash-up was just so-so. However, I loved Amy's design and the texture she created with the sandpaper.
Seth Aaron Henderson