We had a two-week winter break from PRJ, and dang-it if I didn’t miss those talented little designers!
And – full disclosure – I would have posted this days ago, but Lifetimetv.com still hasn’t posted any pictures from the latest episode. I had to search the interwebs, high and low, for the photos for this blog. You’re welcome.
This week, the designers were assigned Knicks City Dancers as their clients. Not exactly a traditional “real woman challenge,” but as one designer put it, models are paid to wear clothes whether they like them or not. However, when a designer has a client, that client must be happy with the design. Nonetheless, all the clients seemed really happy with their garments. Part of me wonders, though, if they really were happy, or if they just didn’t want to come across as assholes who yelled at kids.
I couldn’t find any picture of Peytie’s garment. Her outfit was “safe” anyway, so probably not worth discussing.
Zachary’s client is going to Paris for the first time and she wanted something she could wear on the fashionable streets of Paris. This was my favorite outfit, even with it’s flaws (the hem!). Frankly, even the short hem could have been resolved if Zachary would have put his model is flats rather than chunky heels. For the life of me, I don’t know why the designers can’t trouble-shoot to resolve last minute issues like a short hem with something as simple as a flat shoe. At any rate, the tuxedo stripe is very chic, as is the look as a whole. By the way, I swear I had an outfit very similar to this one when I was in the 8th grade. I remember buying it at 579 when my mom and I went back-to-school shopping. The only difference was that my olive-green pants were more Hammer pants rather than wide-leg pants, but very similar indeed. I was a very fashionable middle schooler, if I do say so myself.
Samantha’s client is studying to be a fashion buyer, so she wants an edgy look for work. Now, I get that Samantha’s client so much as stated that she loves denim, but I would not have chosen a long denim skirt for an edgy fashion buyer. To me, that immediately makes this look sort of… Amish? I don’t know, I just don’t like the proportions of the skirt. The jacket is very nice, but unfinished.
And the winner is… Zach:
Zach’s client wanted something to wear to Sunday brunch. This is a great and flirty little outfit that is perfect for brunch. The model clearly loves how this outfit makes her feel. Heck, she and Zach danced together on the runway (which I believe led, at least in small part, to his win this week). I don’t think it’s as chic as Zachary’s outfit, but it’s a fine choice for the win. It was a matter of taste this week. Both Zach and Zachary did very well meeting the needs of their clients.
Maya’s client wanted something to wear on New Year’s Eve. Here’s the thing: she looks hot, but the judges were right to criticize Maya’s ability to meet the needs of the client. New Year’s Eve is a time to go out looking fabulous. Maya’s client, as Kelly pointed out, looks like she’s going on a first date.
Jaxson’s client wanted something to wear on a family vacation in the Caribbean. He made her look like a piñata. I mean, Carmen Miranda blew up all over this woman. This is every horrible stereotype of what people think when they think of a tropical vacation. I probably would have chosen him to go home this week, but part of me is relieved that the kid from Kansas gets to stick around for another week. And ultimately, I understand keeping the crazy-ass loud look over the blah, overly simple look.
And finally, the losing look goes to… Bridget:
Bridget’s client wanted something kinda Bohemian to wear in Barcelona. The only thing I like about this outfit is the print she chose for the kimono. One of the judges said it looked a little like a shower curtain, but I disagree with that statement. Bridget’s downfall was that she did not create fashion, she just created clothes. With a different set of judges, I would have accused her of boring Nina. Instead, she inspired the phrase “Project Bargain Basement.” Ouch.