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Project Runway Season 13: Episode 3, “Welcome to the Future”

Tim and Anne Fulenwider present this week's challenge in front of enlarged versions of past Marie Claire magazine covers.

With this year marking the twentieth anniversary of Marie Claire magazine, the designers were asked to use inspiration from 20 years in the past to create looks that could appear in the pages of Marie Claire 20 years into the future. This was the first challenge the designers were given the chance to shop at Mood, and they were each given $200 to spend.

This week’s guest judges were Anne Fulenwider, the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire magazine, and Amanda de Cadenet, fashion photographer and Lifetime TV host of Undone With. While the judges had a hard time agreeing on which designs deserved to have the highest and lowest scores, they apparently all believed that Amanda was lucky to have won immunity for this challenge since her look was definitely not their favorite. Nonetheless, the highest scores were awarded to Sandhya and Kristine. Heidi, in particular, loved that Kristine’s look was functional, chic, and included a nice mix of fabrics. Sandhya, however, took a real risk with her refreshing, bold, and memorable dress. It was a tough call, but Sandhya was deemed the winner. Angela, once again, completely missed the mark and was asked to leave.

On to the designs…

The top:

Sandhya’s winning design:

Sandhya's design

Kristine’s design:

Kristine's design

Emily’s design:

Emily's design

The bottom:

Angela’s losing design:

Angela's design

Alexander’s design:

Alexander's design

Sean’s design:

Sean's design

The rest of the looks:

Amanda’s design:

Amanda's design

Char’s design:

Char's design

fäde’s design:

fäde's design

Hernan’s design:

Hernan's design

Kini’s design:

Kini's design

Korina’s design:

Korina's design

Mitchell’s design:

Mitchell's design

Samantha’s design:

Samantha's design

I really enjoyed hearing the designers discuss their design processes this week. The fact that they were all at different points in their lives 20 years ago made for some very unique inspirations. The judges are definitely throwing me for a loop, though. In particular, I was under the impression that they hated costumey, “comical” garments, as Heidi put it. But, that no longer seems to be the case. I just want to know what Michael Kors would’ve said if he were still on the show.

Were you surprised by the judges’ decisions this week? Whose look would you have chosen to be the winner? Please share your thoughts below!


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    koshermama | | #1

    Sandhya made the same dress this week as she made in week 1, only this time it was sleeveless with weird things on it. I think there were other better garments in the show. I'd like to see her step it up and move out of her comfort zone.

  2. HarmonyQ | | #2

    I loved Sandhya 'a dress. It was as if she read my mind. I had thought of a dress with metal/solar elements so that you could recharge all of your electronics with your clothing. Sandhya surely hit the mark. She is a great innovator who has learned to shut out all the negativity she's getting on the show. She definitely deserved the win. Hernan's dress?, on the other hand , looked like it had had been washed on the wrong setting! Poor fitting and looked like it was simply shredded at a distance. Angela, poor girl, should have been off the first night. I'm surprised that she survived to show 3.

  3. sbsings | | #3

    I feel that Sandhya is gutsy, but I thought her outfit was ugly. There were some great pieces by the designers that were safe - Karina's coat and Fade's ensemble were new and attractive.
    I am impressed with the designers this season. One request - could we see the back views of the garments? Kristine's dress was really cool with an interesting construction and different colorway that we can't see in the front view.
    I agree that Angela didn't belong there from the beginning. I wonder what her portfolio looked like?

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    ustabahippie | | #4

    I'd love to know what the jacket in Kristine's design looks like. More views of each design would be appreciated, for those of us who don't have cable tv. Yes we still exist!

  5. 416 | | #5

    I didnot agree with the judges this time. Instead of Sandhya winning, I would have chosen Emily's dress and her jacket. I really liked that jacket.

  6. marycr8on | | #6

    I thought Emily's was the best outfit and should have won. Sandya's was just weird. I did like that she didn't go with the black/gray scale colors most of the rest of the designers did, but who would wear that? The pocket placement is questionable too. If I have pockets, I want them to be easy to access, these are too low.

  7. Ikebana152 | | #7

    I didn't like Sandhya's dress but it was the only piece that had some element that didn't look like something I could walk into a store and buy now. That said, Emily's jacket and layers were well executed. Glad for her sake that Angela was sent home. Her temperament would not have survived the late season PR snarkiness.

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    dfinkle | | #8

    For those of you without cable, you can actually watch the episodes on the Lifetime website for free, usually a day after the show premieres. Here's the link for last week's episode: http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/video
    Also, if you'd like to see what Angela's portfolio looked like, it's available here: http://www.mylifetime.com/shows/project-runway/season-13/designer-portfolios

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    bellasgg | | #9

    Loose the combat boots look -- skinny legs emerging from a pseudo-boot is not an appealing look for short dresses. Sorry -- I'm old school & don't like clunky looking shoes with dresses. Also not impressed with the basic gray/black pallet. Too many looks seem to be variations of seasons past. They all need to "think out side the box".

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