It was a double elimination night on Lifetime’s Project Runway!
The designers didn’t see it coming even though some of them deserved to go home more than others.
The challenge this week was to create a textile using computer suites from HP/Intel. Each designer was paired with an innovative individual who would serve as inspiration for the final runway look. Some took this opportunity and ran with it while others really screwed the pooch!
Take for instance Dom, who was paired up with a dude who started Kiva which helps entrepreneurs start their businesses around the globe with fundraising online. He brought photos of different cultures and people who have benefited from the website. Dom used the color inspiration from indigenous people and went bold, which was exactly what the judges were hoping for.
Bradon was paired up with a BMX pro and created a print which was blue and white. He made a bomber jacket and a sleek black dress which the judges loved.
Helen chose a graphic artist as her muse because her parents are both artists. He experimented by printing her photo on canvas and then painted around it. She chose to create a star print fabric, but freaked out when she realized she didn’t have too many ideas. Every designer in the room tried to calm her down, but Tim Gunn was the only one who could talk some sense into her. She ended up creating a cream colored dress which she cut into two pieces to show a little midriff. The judges were impressed.
Alexandria created a very odd look which landed her in the middle. I was surprised she was safe and still in the running.
Alexander Pope chose a cake master and took the idea of chocolate swirls on the top of a cake to create his textile. It was odd to begin with, but then he added a white cross of fabric along the front which Heidi felt looked like tape.
Kate was paired with a 17-year-old who creates apps and encourages females to get into coding for the computer programming industry. She made a light blue textile out of code, but covered it up with cream chiffon and then added a skirt with odd looking pleats. The judges hated this look and really railed on Kate. This was surprising because she has been doing so well this season and they seemed to love her prior to this.
Justin created a sign language textile after his innovator who helps young kids in Africa through her non-profit. He made a great bodice from the fabric, but the bottom half of the skirt was a disaster.
The judges kept Justin, but sent both Kate and Alexander home after choosing Dom as the winner of the challenge. Sadly, it seemed more fitting for Justin to leave than for Kate, but I’ve been truly impressed with her work this season.