Monday, October 13, 2008

Project Runway Collections

When I was in high school, I used to get up early every Saturday morning to watch "Style with Elsa Klensch" - anybody else remember that? Back before the internet - it was the only way to see a "real" fashion show, and I loved it.

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These days we have the internet and Project Runway, and I'm a full blown addict (of Project Runway for sure - and maybe the internet too come to think of it.) I've really been digging Korto's clothes this season - especially this number from the DVF episode that sold in the weekly auction for over $700. - the second highest draw of any outfit this season. (The first was Leanne's from the same episode - portentous perhaps?)

I recently learned that when they do the shows at Bryant Park, they have to have three "decoy designers" show in order to not give away the shows' ending. Clever huh? And how nice for those designers who didn't win - they get one of the major prizes of the show for free! The fun part for us though, is that all of the runway shows are online, thanks to New York Magazine's fashion week coverage.

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I have to say, as much as I love Korto, I think Kenley's collection is pretty kick ass. It's probably no coincidence that it reminds me a lot of those fabulous Christian Lacroix and Ungaro clothes I watched come down the runway back in the day.

View Leanne and Korto's collections here. What about the guys? Well, let's just say it was probably obvious to the audience at the shows who the final three contestants were!
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Photos via the Project Runway and New York magazine sites.

3 comments:

La Traductora said...

Hi Alice Q.,
I missed last week's episode. Who do you think is going to be the Winner of Project Runway--my only addiction?

Alice Q. Foodie said...

Oh my goodness, they're all so good it's hard to decide. I think Kenley's collection is amazing - even though it's not really my style, it's really well developed and refined. It's a little repetitive though, and she has had such an attitude during the season though that it's hard to root for her.

I would probably bet on Leanne if it involved money. Her pleated looks are a great signature, and her stuff is totally original and refined.

I have liked Korto's clothes in the past, but I kind of think she might have strayed away from her signature look in this last collection, and I'm not crazy about the colors she chose. Still think she's fantastic though, and I hope to be able to buy her clothes one day!

Can't wait to watch!

La Traductora said...

Hi Alice Q.,
You hit the nail straight on the head--Leanne won! For once a genuinely nice person won the contest! I felt sorry for Korto--hr collection was truly beautiful, but Leanne deserved the prize for her innovative take on fashion.