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Project Runway Starts Tonight (7/24/2014)

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by FiveRinger, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I didn't like the winning team's dresses at all.
    I much preferred the designs of Angela's team - even her own.

    Hernan should have been sent home for bullying/forcing the team to follow his lead.
    He had no right to do so; and really determined the outcome by his actions.
     
  2. cruisin

    cruisin Banned Member

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    I thought everything was awful, last night. And I agree, Hernan should have been offed. He was a nasty bully!

    I actually thought Angela's dress was one of the better ones.
     
  3. PDilemma

    PDilemma Well-Known Member

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    Judging takes hours. "Safe" designers frequently do get some feedback from judges. And the whole thing that we see is completely edited together every single week. It is also extremely naive to think that the reaction shots we see are always matched to what was going down the runway. There is a necessity to try to keep viewers in suspense until the winners/losers are announced lest we turn the channel early.
     
  4. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hit ball, find ball, hit it again.

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    That's why I'm disappointed in Bunim-Murray. You know after the first 10 minutes who's in trouble and who's getting the glory edit. I stand by my comment about the poorly edited insert of Heidi's comments to Angela. It sure looked scripted and spliced in. I've been exposed to good editing, and that wasn't it.
     
  5. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    I wonder what is actually said during those "hours" of judging?
     
  6. peibeck

    peibeck Lost in Space

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    During one of those reunion shows they showed a clip about the judging with the time running on the screen. One contestant was going back and forth with the judges for well over two hours.

    If you read interviews with former contestants they will talk about how judging often lasting much longer than they ever anticipated. Per this interview, runway to elimination takes about 7 hours: http://www.avclub.com/article/what-goes-on-behind-the-scenes-of-iproject-runwayi-104332
     
  7. shan

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    I didn't like the winning team's design at all. I didn't enjoy the whickety wack hanging off of Amanda's dress. :scream: :scream:

    I thought the straw coat thing was cool looking.
     
  8. my little pony

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    i didnt like the winning team much more than the losing team. korina's was especially sloppy.
     
  9. shan

    shan Well-Known Member

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    Did Korina have the duct tape focused dress? I thought it looked arts and crafty and not in a good way.
     
  10. my little pony

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    yes. my friend made duct tape clothes and accessories when we were teenagers and she used to bang out better work on the bus.
     
  11. Ageless

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    I got the feeling that Kelly was auffed less for her dress and more for her immaturity. I agree that hers wasn't the worst one, but she whined the most. She kept harping about Sandhya's immunity and how the judges didn't like other outfits (Angela's) on other teams, teams that weren't the losing team. Tough break being on the team she was on, but whining to Heidi and Nina is not going to help!

    I also didn't think Angela's dress was that bad, and I'm wondering if the judges' issue was less with the dress and more with the fact she obviously didn't work with the team and just did her own thing. We also don't know what Tim might have told them re what went on in the workroom.
     
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  12. Tesla

    Tesla Whippet Good

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    Angela was lucky Fade and Sean held her up. Carrie was such a whiner.
     
  13. all_empty

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    You mean Carrie, not Kelly lol.

    I'm bummed she got auffed, because I really wanted to see her more (X-Men/manga) costume-y stuff. It's obvious she was frustrated because 1) Sandhya (did Nina call her Sandra at one point?) had the worst of the three but was immune and 2) she conceded all her originality and point-of-view to Hernan. Of the bottom three looks, I thought Carrie's was the most wearable.

    I hated, hated, hated Amanda's dress. It reminded me of that barely there washer and string bikini from seasons past. It looked so crafty and bare.

    I actually thought Alexander, Emily and Samantha had the best overall collection, but because they relied on the film strips for their skirts, it would've made the judges sound totally contradictory, since they hated the film strip use by the losing team.

    Mitchell redeemed himself with the CD dress. I thought it was super cute.

    I could see Alexander, Samatha, Sean and Fade advancing very far, with Sean as my early favorite (but didn't someone do his straw concept with tubes a few seasons back?).

    Anyway, the 1.5 hours feels like a drag. I'm awaiting a massive Angela meltdown.
     
  14. Nomad

    Nomad Celebrity cheese-monger

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    Wendy Pepper and Emilio Sosa almost got auf'ed for making looks like Amanda's and yet she won. Wtf? The only difference was that Amanda put a basic cellophane teube dress under the strings of crap so her model was at least covered.

    I didn't like Carrie's dress much, but I think I would have auf'ed Emily for the hideous mess she sent down the runway. I liked Samantha's dress and, surprisingly, Mitchell's as well. Even though I realize that if you take away the cd's and the "print" he created with them, it was a very basic little mini that you could make with a McCall's pattern.
     
  15. my little pony

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    i think sanjaya's dress looks cheap and homemade. it reminds me of something you'd see in a rural casino.
     
  16. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

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    Gah, she won. The judges are punkn us.
     
  17. my little pony

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    1 more win for her and i might have to apologize to gretchen. her clothes were like the embodiment of suicidal ideation, but at least they looked on purpose and not part of a 4 H project.
     
  18. all_empty

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    So I was at Fashion Week when Gretchen showed, and while she had the least audible audience support, her collection was cohesive and crafted well.

    I don't really see the Indian influence in Sandhya's clothes at all other than bright colors. They're bold, but don't seem to actually fit the challenge themes.

    But I agree Amanda's outfit was totally fug and should've been in the bottom three.
     
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  19. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Hit ball, find ball, hit it again.

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  20. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

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    Even though I never liked Gretchen's "Apocalyptic Grunge" concepts; I appreciated her great skill,
    None of these designers were anywhere close to that level/ability,
     
  21. Rob

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    I am baffled by the win this week. Must look better up close.
     
  22. all_empty

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    I appreciate the work that Sandhya put into her fabrication, but it really looked like a jet propulsion pack, or something you'd find in the Home Depot aisle. I thought the Y design in the back should've been in the front, per her sketch.

    I did think Emily's jumpsuit looked a bit referential, but you really can't vary a jumpsuit silhouette much. Plus, the focus of her piece was the tearaway Ewok hood, so I can forgive her for that.

    Didn't love Kristina's army green jacket. The pattern looked like shower tiles, really ugly shower tiles. I liked her layered dress though. Simple yet stylish.

    I actually really liked Fade's separates, which looked cool and had a pan-ethnic feel of the future. I really liked Korine's mesh jacket, too.

    If Hernan's skimpy dress didn't transform, he would've been in the bottom for sure. It was so bare and tacky, I felt terrible for his model.

    Thank god they auffed Angela though; poor girl would've had a nervous breakdown if she continued.
     
  23. cruisin

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    I actually was glad they auffed Angela. Not because her's was the worst, but as all-empty said, see was on the verge of a breakdown. I get the feeling that she has great ideas, but doesn't really sew all that well.

    I loved the design of Kristina's jacket. HATED the quilted fabric. If she had done it in a wool felt, it could have been stunning.
     
  24. Nomad

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    If boring pink sheath dresses with metal slinkies tacked on are the look of 2034, then the future is even bleaker and more depressing than Alexander's dress.
     
  25. RockTheTassel

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    Sandyu's is the crazy, sci-fi futuristic cliche. I could understand if the judges were looking for something more avant garde, but they kept talking about how wearable the look was because you could sit down in it (never mind that you wouldn't be able to lean your back against a chair without crushing those tube things). Also, twenty years isn't that far away. Even though styles change, clothes don't look that drastically different in just two decades. That's why I liked Kristine's the best. It had some creative elements but also looked like something that might actually be worn in 2034.
     
  26. Ziggy

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    The producers have been particularly evil for episode two.

    Angela Sum has been put in a team with two designers with pretty much the opposing design aesthetic and then the judges made sure to single her out. All in order to drive her ever closer to a nervous breakdown (when she hasn't been coping particularly well in the first place) for our entertainment. In moments like this, I feel really guilty for watching this show.

    Having said that, her total inability to see things from another perspective made me roll my eyes. I mean, it's not hard to imagine a 'romantic villain' or an 'evil flower.'

    And then Sandhya was put in a team with two bullies. It's episode two (haven't caught up on the third one yet) and I am already hoping she's going to emerge victorious. She has a strong point of view, coming from a culture which is very different to the other designers. They simply don't get it and she gets singled out and disrespected as a result. It makes me extremely angry and you could write a post-colonial research paper on it but I will just say: 'Screw the haters, you go girl!'

    Hernan seemed to have 'understood' cohesiveness as "You have to do exactly what I am doing, because I am right." What a complete tool. I wished both him and the grown-up-child Sl(e)utskaya would have been sent home. I guess they wanted to keep him hoping his huge ego and bitchiness would have created drama in the following episodes.

    Overall, it was a surprisingly strong show - for an unconventional materials challenge with some very interesting and wearable designs. I loved the winning team's looks, especially the way Amanda's dress flowed. But surprisingly, I really loved the barbie prom on crack that team camp has given. Faede and Sean had stunning looks as well. Off to watch episode three now.

    Over two hours of a contestant going back and forth with Heidi and Nina. That I would really love to see.
     
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  27. Jayar

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    I agree on Sandhya, ziggy. She is extremely committed to her aesthetic, and I don't care if the others don't get it. Bollywood is showing its influence in many ways, and I think that the judges are smart to explore and reward it. Looking forward to seeing what she continues to come up with-- I think that she is a risk-taker, and it could spell disaster for her. However, I firmly believe that Tim Gunn will use his save on her should it come to it.
     
  28. Ziggy

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    Episode three watched.

    Sandhya has managed to create this fantasy again. It looked like out of a Bollywood version of "Dune" and I thought it was super awesome. Emily's urban warrior queen look was super sharp and I would have had one of them win this challenge so I am happy with the final result.

    Kristine's look wasn't in my top three. I thought the cut out sleeves looked silly and the leather halter top looked like a bib.

    Angela's look was so tragic, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. It was like a porn costume version of a business suit. Alexander got lost and in the end, his dress looked like a dirty blanket quickly thrown on his model.

    I would have had Hernan in the bottom three, instead of Sean. It was yet another of his garments that looked like it belonged in a Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez video. Sean's execution was a total disaster but at least his taste level was again very high and the original design was clean, yet interesting. The hat seemed like a nail in his coffin. I mean, why?

    I wonder whether they eliminated Angela because they decided they didn't want to have an actual nervous breakdown happening and it seemed imminent. :shuffle:
     
  29. skatesindreams

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    As do I.
    When Tim and Sandhya were discussing the bullying, he told her how impressed he was with her.
     
  30. Ziggy

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    Sandhya's clothes are like Blanc/Bouquet's slam FD. ;) Voidy, crazy, very different and most people won't get it. But being as contrarian as I am, I love it. :p

    Heidi Klum's criticism of the 'jet pack dress' was definitely valid in that it was too over-the-top and costumey. But then, thinking from an editorial perspective, it's something that would have shot great for a magazine like Marie Claire and it would have had this impact that you are looking for when doing fashion editorials.