Project Runway Week in Review–S16, E3

Project Runway: Week in Review

A Leap of Innovation

Taking inspiration from the movie Leap.

I’ll start off by saying: I don’t get it. The winning look from E3 looked like a sloppy, ill-fitting oversized men’s shirt with button loop accents. Why was this suddenly a masterpiece? I was sure Aaron would be “safe.” Not in the bottom, but safe. However, he was the winner of this challenge, and has immunity for next week. If he wasn’t so sweet and genuine, I’d be more upset.

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If you understand this look, please enlighten me!

My favorite of the night was Margarita’s look. Wow–what a showstopper! She turned her dress around so the back was the front, and the front was the back. Stunner!

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It’s boho-chic with her Puerto Rican flair. Love the white with red accents. Not too much but enough to make an impact.

And, how cool is Kenya’s look?

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Too much print can be a bad thing, but this just works. I love the open back–super unexpected and lovely.

I also liked Samantha’s dress. She is a bit under-appreciated at this point. I’m looking forward to her getting a critique (a good critique), so hopefully she stays around for a long time.

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Her look really captured the spirit of the movie, which is about dance, movement, and leaping forward in a spiritual sense–not letting life bring you down. Her skirt also zipped open so more leg showed when the model turned around on the runway–a smart, sexy addition to this dress. How on earth did she make it in one day?

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Batani’s butterfly inspiration was incredible. Her cape was so expertly made–sheer fabrics doubled so the inside looked as good as the outside, mixed with sheer metallic fabric to create “wings” and shape. It would have been just as good without the cape, too. The top and pants were fabulous.

Here are the bottom looks, for obvious reasons:

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Deyonte, who won the first challenge, just couldn’t get it together for this look. The fit is terrible, the color is off-putting and the dress was PINNED TOGETHER. I thought he should have gone home for construction alone, but they saved him to sew another day.

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Kenzanai went home for this pinata look. Too much going on–though his sewing was better than Deyonte’s. This begs the question: Is quality better than aesthetic? Heidi thinks not.

Goodbye Kenzanai. I wish we could have seen more from you. And I’m sure we will!

 Project Runway Week in Review  S16, E3
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2 Responses to Project Runway Week in Review–S16, E3

  1. Barbara Lussier says:

    I really appreciate your assessment of E3. I often disagree with the judges. I’m happy to know that I am not the only one. My favorite was also Margarita’s look. I watch Project Runway because I am always amazed at what they produce in such a short period of time, not because I think they come up with great fashion statements. I wouldn’t wear 1/10th of the garments they design, but at my age, no one would expect me to. :-)

  2. Sam says:

    Great Post! I too liked Samantha’s dress. I loved your post and really enjoyed reading it. Thanks.