Project Runway Australia – Episode 6 – Spring Racing
“She is not receptive on taking my design aesthetic” squealed Jason bitching about Yopie not letting him have more input into the design of an outfit.
Yes tonight’s episode was where all the eliminated designer’s on Project Runway Australia have a chance of re-entering the competition. By the way I did not know Jason even had a design aesthetic.
The challenge was to make a spring racing outfit. The caveat was it had to be three pieces including a hat. They had 10 hours to complete it, however they were in teams of two – one eliminated designer with a designer who was still alive in the competition. The eliminated designer on the winning team would get to re-enter the competition.
The question was how much of a collaborative process was it meant to be. This was like last year when Helen Manuall had to put Petrova back in her box, as she had already been eliminated. Yes it would be nice to bring your partner back in the competition, but the first priority has to be a designer to keep themselves in the competition. And who wants to be eliminated for taking the advice and ideas of someone who is already out.
And that appeared to be the philosophy most of the designers appeared to take.
William ‘fessed up to mentor Henry Roth that Claudia had only designed 10 percent of his outfit. Henry thought this could be a problem in the long term at judging. However the judges did not appear to care about that.
Claudia hit the jackpot getting William who is always a contender. He treated her as a seamstress, which I don’t think there is anything wrong with that, but she sewed through her finger and had to go to hospital. The other contestants were in awe at her not screaming or crying, but she has been through childbirth so she probably has a high tolerance level to pain.
They made this beautiful yellow dress matched with a black summer jacket. Henry Roth could not say one bad thing about it. Jayson Brundson said “I loved it modern, sculptured, and structured.”
Ivana and Anthony’s did appear to be the most collaborative process from what we were shown, though Amber-Renae and Lauren also appeared to work well together. The rest of the teams were a bit of a basket case. Henry was a bit unsure about whether the gold lame was appropriate for spring racing.
However the judges gushed over it. “My fair lady meets ’80’s disco” said Kristy Hinze.
Jayson Brundson also said “Quite fantastic.” and “lady like classical look from the front and then she turns sideways and boom.”
Sarah Gale who I love said ” they had taken a lot of risks”
Kelly-Anne who was paired with Mark was a bit passive-aggressive, particularly after he disregarded all her “expertise”. She then spent the the ten hours making the hat. To be fair it was a pretty impressive hat. Something guest judge Leona Edmiston acknowledged.
I quite like his dress I thought it classic with a few twists. Jayson Brundson was of a differing view and told Mark be careful about being to sweet and sentimental. Leona loved the detailing and loved the pink and navy.’
Yopie and Jason were having difficulties with the sexy french maid outfit. I cannot believe Jason was offered a job with Dior. OK I have not seen much of him but what I have seen has been pretty dreadful. Also he can barely sew he stuffed up the bodice. I also think Yopie is starting to get out of her league in this competition.
Jayson Brundson said he had seen it before. However Leona said she did like the cape.
Another difficult partnership was Michael and Ryan. Michel was not listening to any of Ryan’s ideas who was concerned that he was making his standard design of bodice with a skirt again in the competition. I call it his ’70’s Harold Robbins look. However Ryan is a bit of a douche and he was responsible the material for the hat and he brought back all these yellow feathers.
Michael said “He’s bought back big bird.” Michael delegated the making of the hat and jacket to Ryan which Michael ended up hating.
Sarah Gale got tough and said “The jacket the construction is not there”. Michael immediately threw Ryan under a bus. Then Sarah called Michael on the fact the lining of his dress was longer then the outside material. He did have the grace to look a little shame faced about that.
“Looked like one of those girls and you thought bogan” said Jayson Brundson. Sarah Gale also confirmed my view when she said “It was old, tired and outdated.”
Lauren and Amber-Renae were a harmonious pairing. Because of their lack of screen time I had no idea who did what. Amber-Renae said she had won fashion in the field four times, so she was feeling confident. I did not understand if she personally had won it or had styled people that had won it. Their outfit was quite nice.
The hat was an issue for me and Kristy agreed, she said it looked like a broken record. She also said “the hat looks cheap to me,”.Does anyone else thing that Kristy has become a bit more snarky this year? I think her first season nerves are over. Sarah Gale however could see the hat standing out in the crowd.
Anthony and Ivana won with their innovative design which means Ivana is back in the competition.
Michael was out. I think more for the fact he was a one trick pony, as I thought Yopie’s outfit was probably the worst.