Project Runway Recap: Season 9, Episode 5
Hi Project Runway fans, we're back! Episode 5 had mucho drama and some not very nice garments, plus someone I thought would be great wimped out and left the show. I'm speaking of Cecilia, of course, who left the show over what? Guilt for not being cut over Julie, who, let's face it, wasn't going to be around much longer? I thought it was a weak move on Cecilia's part -- this is a competition and there's a lot at stake! Woman up!
Moving right along, the designers were woken up by presents from New Balance -- Heidi designs shoes for the line -- and an invigorating 200m dash to see who would be the four team leaders. I was hoping my girl Anya would run like the wind, but the winners were all men: Josh M, Bryce, Anthony Ryan and Viktor.
The teams were: Josh M., Becky and Anya; Bryce, Kimberley (who won episode 4's dress Nina Garcia challenge) and Danielle; Anthony Ryan, Laura and Bert; and Viktor, Olivier and Josh C., brought back to replace silly Cecilia. The challenge? Create three looks inspired by Heidi's collection for New Balance sneakers. The prize? The winning farment will be manufactured and sold as part of Heidi's collection. Pretty sweet.
Almost immediately, there was drama with Bert. Is it just me or do the judges always take his side? I feel for the people who have to work with him because he truly seems kind of horrible. I'm taking personality; his dress was OK.
Josh M. had some amazingly harsh words for Becky: "Your demographic is 40 to dead." Oh snap! I liked how he tried to make dowdy a compliment: "She's not dowdy, but the clothes she makes are." Ouch, though totally correct. Becky needs to step up her game and modernize her aesthetic.
There wasn't a clear winning collection, but there were a few standouts like Viktor's covetable motorcycle jacket and Anya's patterned maxi dress with the hot pink stripe. I wasn't suprised that Viktor won, but I was suprised that the judges rewarded Josh M. for being a strong leader and also named him the winner. But, the dress that will be created from his team was made by my girl Anya and I wish they had acknowledged her input and sewing.
This season hasn't developed any real stars yet, it's anyone's game. Can you tell who I'm rooting for? Yep, my girl Anya. Check out the winning and losing designs in the gallery below.
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Till next week Slicies!
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