Thursday, February 16, 2006

Kara The Amazing Decoy

An amazing showing at Olympus Fashion WeekIt really was remarkable how different the opinions were regarding the Final 4 Fashion Week collections. Looking at the pictures alone, no one could say for sure who the decoy was! Most of that credit has to go to Kara and the incredible passion and energy she put into her work.

Andy's Blog has a nice interview up today with Kara about her Fashion Week collection. How about a little BPR love to Kara Janx and her amazing run?

20 comments:

AJ said...

I've said it before, but I'm so glad that Kara got to show at Fashion Week. I didn't know she had all that funk and sass in her!

I think the pressure of the Project Runway environment hindered her vision as a designer. I hope that she's able to branch out from this point and make a name for herself.

That, and who knew she was so funny?! Much love to Kara:)

The Scarlett said...

I thought she did a great job and really showed her use of color. I wouldn't have guessed her to be the decoy based upon that collection.

go mighty orbots said...

it seems to me that kara is/was one of the more successful designers of this round. She's had her own line for a while, and has been used in some high profile editorial according to her site. Ladytron was The Shizznit a few years ago. Go Kara! She'll be just fine.

I must say that I really would like to buy some of the stuff on her site--the (men's) jackets in particular; and those cute X panties.

Laura K said...

Kara, your line is gorgeous! We'll be watching you!

Best wishes on your engagement too. Who is designing your gown?

fluffsters said...

Out of the four Fashion Week collections I saw pictures of, I thought yours was the best by far. I was surprised, because I had not been a fan of yours until I saw your collection. It just goes to show what the stress of the show can do. You and Andrae are now my favorites of this season. I wish you all the best.

praddicted said...

I loved her sensibilities as we saw more and more of her-calling everyone Babe and Baby, talking about sleeping the day away with immunity, helping Chloe and her description of shaving Santino. I think her FW show exceeded expectations, indeed making it to the final four exceeded expectations and she did it and remained true to herself and a good person.

Gidget Bananas said...

Congratulations to Kara on a beautiful collection. She sure looked like a winner to me!

grudge girl said...

I loved her collection. It surprised the heck out of me, because other than her flower dress, I hadn't loved anything she had produced, other than her niceness to other people.

Good for her, is what I say. You go, Kara!

(I'm still mad at you, though, for saying Chloe should go. That was mean! You knew better than anyone that Santino's clothes were shoddily constructed! And off the mark! You'd best be 'splainin' yourself on that reunion show!)

asiangirl said...

Yes, Kara was a great surprise..

it was great to see her get to the final four and it was great to see what amazing creations she created for fashion week.

Loved the colors, loved the fun textures and delicate straps.

Paul said...

Kara totally won me over in the end. I hope the future holds big things for her.

JRT said...

congrats Kara, you proved you deserved to be there. and you proved you did actually have the vision you were talking about on PR. Wish we could have seen that amazing ability to pick out and match colors on PR. best of luck to you in the future.

nsa said...

Kara's show was the best! I'm glad she got a chance to show her stuff.

stacy said...

I love Kara's collection & love her bohemian sensibilities. Going back & watching all of the challenges on PR start to finish she did some great things (with the exception of the tube dress). I'm so glad she made it to FW so that I could get a feel for her vision completely because I didn't expect to love it so much.

Curly Glamour Girlie said...

Not only did I love Kara's collection - her mindset through the whole PR process was so healthy - she was always true to herself and kind to her fellow designers.

If I wasn't so financially crunched, I'd so purchase one of her kimono dresses. So classy!

I'm sure with her drive and talent, she'll go far!!

(I'd love to see her wedding dress too!!!)

Pip said...

the pics of kara's work at OFW are outstanding. i loved them so more power to her.

Team Outcast said...

Bravo Kara! You're my kinda girl. She made the most of the incredible opportunity to show in the tents, which is afterall what it's all about. If anybody who buys collections liked her line, it won't matter at all she did not make the final three. A $100 grand and a sports car will not come close to buying success. It takes an adoring "buying" public which starts with the front row. Kara showed us she "gets it." Congrats on your engagement.

JayKay said...

I absolutely LOVED the turquiose/ bronze halter dress that Kara showed at Fashion Week and actually have been considering having something similar made for my wedding dress.
Kara, I think you did a FAB job at Fashion Week and you should be proud of your collection.
Wanna make my wedding dress? ;)
(Congrats on your engagement!!)

MNchic said...

kara definately showed more of who she is in the final show, so hats off to her. her looks kind of reminded me of the whole bohemian urban outfitters look, which was great. and i REALLY loved the hats . . . . . !

WhicketyWhack said...

Kara, you're line is awesome. I truly thinks its the best of the four fashion week designs. Some are comparing your work to that of Jay's from last season but I don't agree. You have an individual, fresh point of view andyou surely showed that at fashion week. I think the judges now regret keeping Santino over you. I'm sure they made this decision cause they thought Santino would make things "interesting." The only thing interesting about Project Runway's fashion week were your designs. Kara you rocked Fashion Week, congrats!

Michele said...

Kara's runway show was by far and away the best of the four! Fantastic to see someone take what she learned on the show and put it into action with such verve and joie de vivre!! And to think I thought Santino was the decoy....