Project Runway -- Welcome to the Circus
This week on Project Runway, the challenge was to create a high-end look inspired by the circus (the key being high-end). So off they went to Brooklyn for a private showing of the Barnum & Bailey's circus complete with swirling trapeze artists, bumbling clowns, death-defying tricks, a brilliant, blinged-out ringmaster and more. One could quickly see how easily this inspiration could turn costumey, and Tim reminded the designers to "Think Fashion" as they got to work.
Emilio was the winner of this week's challenge and he will show in Bryant Park. His dress was hands-down the favorite of all the judges, and of me too! Although his smug attitude throughout the show made me not want him to win, I couldn't help but love his dress. It was sophisticated and whimsical all at the same time without being garish. The mix of fabrics and prints was brilliant and I, too, was glad he added some color. It worked beautifully.
Seth Aaron will also show at Bryant Park. His design consisted of a way-out-there long coat in a thick black and white stripe, a white shirt with an exaggerated collar, and fire-engine red pleather jodphurs. Seth Aaron has a distinct look, but I found this look completely unwearable and costumey. However, Seth Aaron puts on a great show and for that I really enjoy seeing what he will make each week. I can't wait to see his collection at Bryant Park.
Seth Aaron Henderson