Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Project Runway 5

Project Runway 5 - If you thought season 4 was fierce, you've got to check out season 5 as it will be the final season of Project Runway to be aired on Bravo (I thought they did a great job) before it moves over to Lifetime. Same theme but more fierce with new designers. This is also the only season which I felt that the female designers out designed the male designers to a certain extent that I wished Christian Siriano was brought back to save the lads (there were no males in the final three). From designing for a drag queen to an outfit inspired by one's horoscope, this season's challenges were largely focused on bringing out the designers' personal touch and character into their pieces which is a perfect canvas to tell people who you are as a designer from your own DNA. The two designers which caught my eye were probably Leanne Marshall (the overall winner) and Korto Momolu (1st runner up). Korto's style was basically inspired by her African heritage which could be seen in her final collection and she was constantly praised throughout the show for her good taste and clear understanding of the woman's curves (she's got some killer curves too). Leanne, on the other hand, was a much of a progressor as she slowly tuned her many ideas into what ticked. Interestingly, her inspirations were mainly from architecture and her pieces gave the viewer a sense of construction aesthetic when you see them (at least for me). Overall, it was a truly enjoyable season especially since I'm doing Industrial Design and some of the design concepts used proved to be helpful in my design pathway. You can check out Leanne's collections here and Korto's collections here.

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