Project Runway Season 12, Episode 6: "Let's Go Glamping"
The Project Runway designers have varying degrees of tolerance for the great outdoors. The conditions of "glamping" or "glamorous camping," however, made an outdoors overnight in upstate New York quite pleasant for all 11 challengers in the latest episode.
The flora, fauna, stream, scents and sounds of a comfortable adventure inspired the designs in this episode. The natural setting was appropriate for the challenge's sponsor, resource natural spring water, a bottled water from all-natural sources.
Each designer took different inspiration from the trip. Alexandria spent time alone, concentrating on creating a design that wouldn't put her in the bottom three this time. Helen was influenced by a dead moth in the sink at the campsite. Alexander studied the trees at midnight. Justin focused on the sound and visuals of flowing water. And Karen focused on the fabric and style of the tents the designers slept in.
Tim introduced the challenge wearing a camouflage suit (of course!) quipping that it was as close as he came to camping. The guest judge was actress Allison Williams, one of the stars of the HBO series "Girls."
On to the glamping-inspired designs!
Alexandria von Bromssen's winning design. Didn't you admire Alexandria's resolve to separate herself from the others, to sit down and concentrate on creating something innovative? The drop-crotch pants were a risk, but they actually worked.
The losing design
Justin LeBlanc, too, took a risk, but his was not successful. Justin decided to make a lace from melted glue gun glue. In theory, it was interesting, but in actuality, it was not pretty. It looked like foam or froth, and Justin didn't use it to its potential.