Project Runway Season 1 Episode 6: Re-Viewed

Now all of the weak competitors are gone, it’s really getting down to it in this episode of Project Runway.

Heidi gives the crew their next challenge, swimwear! It should be fun to see that these creative types do with such a minimal challenge. The models are picked one-by-one and at this point, it’s getting kinda old. The only model we really know is crazy Morgan!

At this point the designers aren’t messing around as they have all become super critical of one another’s designs.

Tim Gunn informs our competitors of an extra challenge this week, to gain the attention of Page 6 columnist Richard Johnson at a party with their models. This should be interesting!

Robert and Kevin both performed exceedingly well with Richard Johnson while Alexandra and Kara were a little quiet, and Austin acted a little crazy. Jay went full too cool for school on the columnist while Wendy asked point blank “How do you get into the newspaper?”

Soon after the designers began pimping out there models to the mans table, in a scene looking like it was lifted straight from a dirty movie. Drama struck as Morgan decided to hit the town… in Kevin’s design. The next day, to nobodies surprise the outfit was torn.

Our judges for the evening were Constance White, fashion journalist, Anne Slowly, Elle Fashion News  and Richard Johnson himself.

The following looks are ranked from my personal best to worst:

Jay‘s S&M-like bikini is the best of the crop, the design and metallic hoops were very interesting while keeping it a functional swimsuit. Everything was cohesive like a professional garment, and the styling gave me Joanna Lumley-realness.

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Austin‘s outfit is very Miss. America in inception. The layering and materials stepped up the outfit, while the cut lacked originality. The one clasped broached seemed a little too matronly, the styling of the model was far too OTT.

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Wendy put forward a one piece suit and while the colours and fabric looked beautiful on her model, there is a question as to the distinction between a bikini and a dress. Missing the actual swimsuit section of her outfit, she completely missed the mark.

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Kevin, despite problems with his model, put forward a decent look with a good material and cut, the judges didn’t like his sleeve-inclusive one piece but I found it to be something different and well made. The scuba shorts didn’t add much to the overall look.

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Alexandra performed well again with a beautiful fabric and an interesting use of metallics in the straps, yet she seemed to stay too closely to her Michael Kors inspiration. The itsy-bitsy bikini seemed to be a little too small for regular use.

 

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Robert let himself down quite a bit this week, the bathing suit was not a good fit for his model, and the straps seemed a little too Scotland, and confused the overall appearance.

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Kara is lucky she was safe this week, her outfit was neither here nor there and the weakest this week. There was nothing particularly wrong with it, but nothing positive either. The only mistake was the bikini bottom seemed to bulge at the front, giving the illusion of something being down there.

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Winner: Austin

Out: Aleandra

Note: Apologies for the poor photo quality, this was long before HD.

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