Project Runway Episode 10 Recap

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Irinas winning look, inspired by Aspen, Colorado.
Nicolas is out with this Greece misstep.
Christopher was once again in the bottom two with his Santa Fe garment.
Irinas winning look, inspired by Aspen, Colorado.

Irina's winning look, inspired by Aspen, Colorado.


This week, the Project Runway contestants were challenged to create ensembles inspired by different destinations. Their job was to make garments that evoked their location without looking too "costumey" or too boring.

I hate to say this, but this season is starting to bore me. How does everyone else feel? Are the designers wowing you in any way? Am I missing something here? When we're this far along in the show, I feel like there should be much more actual competition happening, and something that's just so-so can actually win an entire challenge these days.

Scroll through the designer's looks and sketches below and cast your vote for who you thought should be the winner and loser this week.


Here, Nicolas created a look inspired by Greece. The blouse included a bit of Greecian-inspired draping, but the pants looked more fit for an office instead of a vacation to Athens. Unfortunately this outfit sent him home this week.



Here Christopher make a look inspired by Santa Fe, New Mexico. Guest judge, Milla Jovovich, loved the style and craftmanship of his belt, but the garments left the judges wanting more. I'm just ready for Christopher to bust out of his full-skirt rut that he seems to have been in this entire time.



Gordana created this dress perfect for the lady of Park Ave, Manhattan. The handmade necklace is gorgeous, and the dress looks to be very well sewn.


Carol Hannah

Carol Hannah made a dress inspired by Palm Beach. Her detail in the top's braiding and perfect fabric selection almost gained her the win this week.



 Althea made this outfit inspired by Saint Tropez and became the only one "safe" this week.



Logan's Holloywood-inspired getup was supposed to evoke the young Hollywood crowd. I think he could have put what he usually wears every day on the model and it would have been a closer hit than this.



Here, Irina made a three-piece ensemble inspired by the snow-bunnies of Aspen and took home the win for the week.


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Comments (5)

Sweet_Pea writes: I'm with LindaLouise, this is my first season watching Project Runway. I find it interesting to hear what the judges have to say. I don't always agree with them, but I find their comments interesting anyway. I wonder if the designers had more time to think before they do their sketches and if they had more time to choose colors, fabrics and trims if their designs would be more in line with what we think of when we think "runway designs".

As far as this week's designs, I'm glad Nicolas is gone. He's only done one item that I really liked. I did love Gordana's Park Avenue look as well as Carol and Irina's looks. Maybe not totally fantastic looks, but definitely wearable and appropriate for the destinations intended.
Posted: 4:24 pm on October 31st
laurieberke writes: I thought that Irena's design was boring!!! I think Carol Hannah, Gordana and Althea all had more interesting looks.

You're right Sassymedusa, when I saw that the "spectacular Rodeo Drive" designer that they were visiting with was Micheal Kors, I almost fell off the couch laughing!

I also LOVE the recaps. We don't get long enough to study the garments on the runway... it's great to get a second look, and to hear other people's opinions.
Posted: 7:28 pm on October 30th
Marnese writes: Yep...boring. Come on lets see a real maybe reconstruction of about some Green sewing. Also I think Nicolas had better construction and interest than Christopher's creation.
Posted: 12:29 am on October 29th
LindaLouise writes: This is the first time I have watched Project Runway so I have nothing to compare it to. I am finding this interesting to hear the judges comments because it is an education to know their thoughts as opposed to looking at a fashion magazine. I am learning what they are looking for.
Posted: 12:29 am on October 25th
Sassymedusa writes: I agree, this season is getting a touch boring. I can't decide if it is because the designers are all so nice to each other and there's not a good dramatic rivalry OR if it is because the challenges are DULL. It is hard to design something innovative or spectacular when the project is so boring you want to stab your eyes out. The designers got all energized about going to Rodeo Drive to meet a world famous designer and it's Michael Kors? I mean, this isn't a some brand new personality, we're used to him! I feel like the show is too predictable.

Having said all of that, I LOVE your recaps! Thank you for doing them!
Posted: 11:40 pm on October 24th
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