Last night on “Project Runway”, it was time for the always-fascinating Unconventional Challenge. The designers were invited to a Hallmark Signature Store and asked to create a look from the cards found at the store. This season there seems to be a higher standard for this show and the designers without exception have a clear looks as to what they wish to portray through their creations.
There is one designer who has auditioned for the show several times, twice was not invited back and once was the first to be eliminated. This time around though Edmond Newton is more focused and with a distinct look and coupled with his tenacity makes him a fan favorite.
There was much ado from several designers who felt they were creating a look for the ages, but in reality fell flat, and then those who just made it through despite their creations looking more like an arts and crafts project. As far as personalities go, something that plays a major role in this type of show and has viewers cheering for some and hoping to see others go, Blake last night insulted Swapnil, by saying that he, Blake, did not understand Indian, as Swapnil said something in the work room. A comment that clearly made him look ignorant and with a need to filter his comments.
The runway show was awe-inspiring for some and outright confusing for others and surprisingly there were four top looks and two bottom looks. Edmond’s dress was gorgeous and creative, it was unbelievable that he created such beautiful from a bunch of greeting cards, and it clearly put him on the top. Blake’s design was colorful and sparkly; Swapnil even though it looked busy nevertheless, was given high marks and praised by all the judges. Amanda’s was at the bottom for having too much and not leading anywhere. Kelly’s was given high marks for being innovative and creative in her design. David despite being called sophisticated was told that he did not follow the rules of the challenge.
The winner of “Project Runway” will receive a $100.000 to start their own line of clothing, a Celebrity Cruise for 2 to anywhere in the world, a year supply from Sally Beauty, a 2015 Lexus, from Mary Kay a year’s supply of beauty products for shows, a complete set of sewing and crafting studio from Brother, and a fashion spread on Marie Claire magazine.
The judges took a closer look at each of the designs and how they were sown, and decided on who the winner was and which one would go home. David was criticized for not sticking to the challenge’s rules, but Amanda was accused of creating something that looked more like a piñata according to Zach Posen, and he also pointed out that Amanda might do well in a custom shop…Ouch!
There could only be one winner and this was Edmond, outstanding job creating a wedding dress for a challenge that called for unconventionality, a perfect design for a moment in time where women want to be unique. And unfortunately David was sent home for his lack of commitment to the challenge. Recaps and episodes can be found on www.lifetime.com.
“Project Runway” runs on Thursday at 10 p.m. EDT on Lifetime.