Thursday, July 17, 2008
Project Runway Season 5 Returns!
Last night, millions of fashion crazed Americans watched sixteen eager designers race to make the best and most original creation, out of grocery items. Yes, grocery items. Looks like Project Runway brought back the Gristedes Grocery Store challenge from Season 1, in which designers would pick out any materials under the price of $75, in thirty minutes. We love it because the challenge is well, challenging and shows us immediately who's in for the long haul.
While some made the most out of their table cloths and mops, some flopped with their grocery bags and shower curtains. And although the show is relatively new, well, it premiered last night, we can already see the potential in many designers this early in the competition.
An Atomic favorite was Kelli, from Ohio and FIDM Alum, who concocted a pleated A-line skirt made from sea foam vacuum bags. After she bleached and dyed them for a modern print, and utilized numerous of materials from the grocery store, she won the first challenge, clearly showing that she "made it work" (excuse me for the Tim-ism)!
We're excited to see what the rest of the contestants bring to the runway next week and we're sure this is will be a season that does not disappoint!