Last week on Project Runway the designers were asked to design a look for a member of The Sheepdogs
, a Saskatoon rock band. Most of the designers struggled with the challenge being menswear and they managed to produce some truly awful looks. I'm glad that Oliver got the boot for this challenge though, his attitude was starting to stink. Our Project Project Runway task was the same and I chose to design for Ryan, the bassist. Personally I didn't really understand the point of this challenge as the guys already seemed to have a style and image that they were perfectly happy with, so I just designed something that I thought Ryan would like and be comfortable in rather than dressing him up as one of the Village People.
I just got back from a cabin in the mountains and, I have to tell you, I love camping! There is just something so special about being able to escape from all the trappings of modern life and just revel in nature. This MII is dedicated to the joys and inspirations of camping!
This New Zealand home has a rustic charm that gives a nice cabin-in-the-woods feel! If you can't actually be camping, then why not bring some of the feel home?
Last week on Project Runway the designers were told that they would not be using their regular models and were instead asked to choose from a selection of men. Many of the designers were nervous because they don't do menswear, but it was quickly revealed that they would be designing for the men's significant others under the direction of the men. Needless to say this was a difficult challenge to translate to Project Project Runway, but we were tasked with creating something for ourselves with the input of our significant other or friends. I had Mr. Zilla choose a fabric he liked from my stash and he chose this primarily brown striped fabric. Then he asked me what would go with it and I pulled a bunch of other fabrics so he could pick an accent fabric and he chose a brown satin. I have to admit I was a little worried when he chose that stripe, but the dress turned out majorly cute, so hurray for Mr. Zilla!
Last week on Project Runway the designers were split into 2 teams of 5 and asked to create a collection using fabrics that they had designed. In the end there was conflict and turmoil in one group, rainbows in sunshine in the other group, and a bunch of boring, colorless fabrics created. We Project Project Runway designers were given the task of designing our own fabric and using it in our look. If we were feeling ambitious we were encouraged to show sketches of an entire 5 look collection. Well, I was feeling ambitious after I heard what the challenge was going to be and I went for it! I created 3 fabrics around a theme of Acid Woodlands
and sketched off 5 looks right away! The designers on the show were inspired by their surroundings, New York City, and I decided I should use my surroundings as well. I live in the woods, so I used pine fans, animal trails, and bark for my inspirations. The acid colors came from a mixed love of hideously bright colors and a general disgust at the designers on the show using no color whatever! Thus my Acid Woodlands Collection
was born :)
Last week on Project Runway the designers were taken to a pet store for their unconventional challenge. They were told that they could only use items from the pet store to make their garments and that the judges frowned upon the use of items that correlated to fabric, such as dog beds. In the end they came up with some pretty inventive stuff! Our task this week on Project Project Runway was the same and you can see how my dress turned out! What do you think my materials were?