Did you catch Thursday’s Project Runway? I have to admit, I’m loving the show more than I thought I would. It’s reality TV with a fashion twist, but I think what I like the most is how each contestant is very unique and focused on their personal style. Sure, I don’t understand what some of them wear or design, but they are remaining true to themselves and their audience. Plus, it’s inspiring to see each of them take a concept and turn it into reality.
For their second challenge the contestants took a trip to Dylan’s Candy Bar and had to grab items to use in the creation of couture! Love the concept. it’s fun, original and certainly challenged the designers to think WAY outside the box. Candy!! (Sidenote: in all the time I’ve spent living and visiting NYC I have never made it to Dylan’s. What’s up with that?)
I was trying to envision what I kind of candy I would use to create a couture gown. I’m thinking Jelly Bellys! You can get them in all different colors and there could be some crazy design work going with that.
Have you been watching? Who are your favorites? I’m personally torn between Ven and Christopher. I think they both create stunning pieces that take serious hard work and dedication. Christopher is all about the allusion and Ven’s pieces are wonderfully feminine.