It seems like the right time to revisit some of our older posts regarding the next season of Project Runway. It will be here soon!
Here is our "design a challenge" from a while back.
Here is our advice for season three contestants.
Here is our early discussion about Season Three!
Here's my advice: have a final four instead of a final three.
Delay the beginning of the season one week.
Then, by the time Fashion week comes around, there will be no need for a decoy.
I think for the next seasons they should seek out more "alternative" designers, to make it more interesting and give it a better mix - I think as long as the work follows the brief there is a lot of room for interpretation, runway season 2 had mainly "traditional" designers, and the final was two "more classical" designers and Santino who believed he had to tone down a lot to have any chance. Maybe they could get some "crazier" judges so they feel they can be a little more out there. I was quite disappointed with this season, I think there was a place for Kara in the final - and having a final four would have meant that she had a chance too... It's good that the decoy gets to show at fashion week, but it would be better, in my opinion, if there was the variety of four- which was slightly lacking this season (in variety). It's got much bigger now, and hopefully it will coax many more talented designers out from behind their sewing machines.
I think Kara would have won if she'd have been in the competition - but like has been said before... would she have made that same collection? I believe she would have. Who knows.
You need to send this post over to the PR PTB!!!
i have to agree with insultcomicdog; do away with the decoy and let there be 4.
i really liked the voluminous vocation and doggy in the window challenge ideas. also, i kept waiting for them to design something for the pregnant heidi myself. it's too late for that now.
here's my idea:
Real Women Wear Designer Clothes -
The designers are given plus sized models and must design a day to evening ensemble (or an evening gown). This challenge to open them up to the fact the fashion industry ignores, MOST WOMEN ARE NOT SIZE 2! Mo'Nique should be the guest judge.
Missed out on the "suggest a challenge" thread the first time around, but it did kick up an old memory of a contest the National Enquirer used to have. (Wait! Don't tune out yet, this is going somewhere!) The gist of it: create the most elaborate sculpture/item of clothing you can, using nothing but old issues of the paper and, presumably, fasteners like glue, staples, and tape. The winners tended to achieve some astounding effects using collage, intricate folding, etc. Of course I can't seem to find any examples on Google, but I swear I'm not hallucinating this!
For the purposes of the show, I suppose they could take the designers to the NY equivalent of Paper Zone...but personally, I'd like to see them stick with tabloids/magaines heading for the pulp pile. Drag 'em to the nearest newsstand that's getting rid of the previous week's unsold stock, let them go nuts, see what happens. It'd be an ideal early-season innovation challenge, especially if you limited the budget for extras to $20 or less...just enough for adhesives.
I think there should be a maternity challenge!
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