Project Runway Episode 8: "Starving Artist"
No matter how talented a Project Runway designer is, there's always the question - can he or she make designs that will sell? After all, isn't it some measure of a designer's success to create garments that people want to actually wear?
The eighth challenge, "Starving Artist," had the designers scrambling to earn fabric money on the streets of New York City. Before they could buy materials at Mood, they had to sell items that they had made.
The challenge stared off with the designers being grouped into three groups of three designers each.
Each team had to come up with two complete, cohesive looks for fall.
The teams were Alicia, Dmitry, and Elena; Melissa, Fabio, and Ven; Gunnar, Christopher, and Sonjia.
The guest judge was designer Anna Sui, who's known for her gothic princess designs and for savvy business acumen (she has a very succesful and widely offered garment line, plus cosmetics and perfumes).
On to the results and the autumn designs!
The winning team
Sonjia, Christopher, and Gunnar designed two looks that the judges just loved for fall.