'Project Runway' - 'Hey, That's My Fabric' Recap
by Michael Pascua, posted Mar 26th 2010 3:34AM
(S07E10) Designer Vivienne Tam visited 'Project Runway' this week. The challenge revolved around creating an original textile using HP computers. Along with the original print, the contestants had $100 to buy supplemental fabric at Mood and two days to complete the look. Maya has the most trouble because she isn't very comfortable using patterns in general.
The concept for the challenge was great. I understand that the time spent on the HP's was just shameless advertising for their sponsor, but it was important for the challenge. It looks like so much fun to run a paintbrush against a monitor and have very accurate responses.
The fabric designs seemed good on paper, but I have a feeling that only one hour of designing the textile wasn't enough. Ironically, the designers weren't given time to sketch either. Mila's fabric took no creativity at all to me; it's as if a toddler drew some straight lines. Conversely, Jonathan's is too light in the print-out that you can barely see it. It probably didn't print because of Maya using all of the red, black. and orange ink. Emilio gets narcissistic, and I'm not a fan.
Tim goes to critique the contestants. Tim wonders whether or not Mila's dress was supposed to be day or evening. Mila explains that it's a long day gown. Tim reads the text as "Seth Aaron E. Sosa" (SAESOSA) and his 40s silhouette gets mocked. Seth Aaron does a decent job with the non print section, acing most of his pieces before day two and the arrival of his fabric. Maya has a mental block; Tim tries his best to comfort her. Tim tells Anthony that he may not have been too ambitious and that could be his downfall.
Along with Heidi, Michael and Nina, Vivienne Tam guest judged. Seth Aaron's jacket was great, but the shirt collar confused me. Jonathan continues to provide pastels, but I'm more disappointed with the very soccer mom hairstyle. Emilio's was odd to me, if he helped fix the graphics, the message would have made sense. I liked Vivienne's suggestion to add a heart in the black section because it looked plain to them.Lorena continues to help her designers with the strong walk. Mila's dress is so awkward that Brandise has to lift the skirt. It's as if the Olympic rings started moving. Anthony's dress was very basic.
With Jay being the only safe contestant, the high scoring contestants were: Emilio (sophisticated, strong overall), Seth Aaron (charming, polished), and Maya (electric, intriguing). The winner was Emilio. The low scores came from Mila (Gay Flag, 70s), Anthony (same silhouette, normal) and Jonathan (horrible jacket, fabric looks dirty). Anthony was finally eliminated.
I was surprised to see Anthony survive so long, but he coasted with some decent pieces while people continuously self-destructed. He peaked at the Marie Claire challenge and never matched the success. I would have rather seen Mila finally get the cut. How did you think the elimination should have gone? Leave comments below.
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