Project Runway - Earth, Air, Fire, and Water
This week on Project Runway, the show started by highlighting the friendships of the contestants, and the bonds they've created with one another thus far. This hint of sentimentatility permeated the show. The challenge this week was to create a garment based on one of the four natural elements. With just 9 contestants left, the competition is heating up and the designers all felt the pressure to take on ambitious designs and really stand out.
I thought all of the designers' concepts for this challenge were super creative and highlighted each of their talents. Here's the rundown of their concepts and designs:
Jay, Emilio and Anthony were safe this week.
Jay, who had immunity from last week, chose air. His design concept was a tornado and he used layers of sheer fabrics accented with bold stripes to create a force of nature on the runway. His look was an interesting mix of flowing layers, but I didn't love the stripe that continued into the hair. What did you think?
Jay Nicolas Sario
Anthony went for a very different take on fire, drawing inspiration from smoke and ash and working in dark grays and black to create a long flowing dress with a deep side slit. The dress moved and showed well on the runway. While I think it was clever, I was really hoping to see something amazing in red. But, perhaps I am thinking too literally.
Emilio, who was in the bottom two last week, chose earth. And, he created a safe, but lovely design in rich browns and greens with an interesting texture at the front of the skirt. I would love to get a closer look at this detail to see how he crafted it.