Dear Project Runway Producers,
My readers are probably the biggest Project Runway fans there are and I'm detecting a feeling of disappointment among them regarding Season Two.
First and foremost, this show is about FASHION. We want to see beautiful, original garments. We want to see how they are sketched, how the fabrics are chosen, and how they are sewn and made. We are interested in what inspired the designers and how close they came to acheiving their particular vision with the constraints that they are given.
We enjoy watching them work through their mistakes and overcome their misgivings.
Oh yes, we enjoy the drama and the tension and the personalities of the designers - but NOT at the expense of excellent garments.
Lately, (the Banana Republic Challenge and the Ice Skating Challenge) it seems that the designs are sub-par. Everyone would agree that the best part of the ice skating episode was seeing Emmett in the pink blouse and Tim on skates. Is that what the show is about? I thought it was about fashion and design. Not mockery.
Why not relax the restraints a little and let the designers shine? How about giving them enough time (and lighting) in the fabric store actually locate what they need? There will still be drama and fun. But we would like to see better results. We would like to see some truly beautiful dresses. How about it?