Thursday, March 06, 2008

Project Runway Finale: Part 2

To continue - the adorable Sweet P. herself appeared at Fashion Week in textured tights and showed an interesting (albeit slightly incoherent) collection filled with trouser socks, lace pantyhose (link is to similar thigh highs) and textured tights. See the whole thing here, below are highlights:

Rami was my least favorite of the Final 3.

Although he does amazing things with fabric, and I love the details that the judges were also wowed by, I thought his color choices were poor and I wish he'd chosen otherwise. Different colors would have made his collection shine the way it should have. See his whole collection here, highlights below:

And, finally, how could we not conclude with Mr. Fierce himself: Christian - the winner of Project Runway season 4.

I know that my love/hate relationship with Christian this season is echoed by Runway fans everywhere. On the one hand his overconfidence and arrogance could get annoying and a lot of his clothes were more artistic than wearable, but most of the time his pure talent made up for that. He showed his softer side in the season finale and I think a combination of that and the pure couture awesomness of his final collection won me over. In the end, Christian makes me smile and (if it couldn't be Jillian) I'm glad he won. See his whole collection here, highlights below:

Project Runway Finale: Part 1

Hi Everyone, I don't know about you but I was blown away by the Project Runway finale last night. The amount of detail that went into all of those collections was astounding. Though, admittedly I haven't agreed with the judges often this season, I felt that the final 3 deserved to be there. I wish Chris had been one of them, but that's another discussion.

My personal favorite was Jillian, I would wear pretty much anything she has made this season (including the twizzler dress :) and I hope that her clothes are somewhere (preferably affordable) in the near future. She also used awesome fishnet/patterned leggings, basic black tights and other cool legwear in her collection. Was it just me or were those leggings with the gold dress seamed up the back? I thought it was a really nice touch. You can see her entire collection here, but for now here are some highlights:

I was thrilled to find out that you could view not just the final 3, but the final 5's collections on Sweet P and Chris also showed at Fashion Week (to keep the final 3 a secret) and their collections are also very cool and interesting.

I loved Chris' dark gothic look, which to me also had a hint of the 1920's about it. I particularly liked the lace drop waist dress he showed as part of his top 3. He also used textured tights, and black pantyhose in his final collection. You can see his full collection here, but here are some highlights:

Because this is so image heavy and long I'm going to post the rest of the Final 5 in a separate post. Stay tuned!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Sonia Rykiel: On the Paris Runway

These tights, used by Sonia Rykiel, are pretty cool. I especially like the purple ones with black at the top - they almost look like stockings with the welt showing. See all the looks from Sonia Rykiel's show during Paris Fashion week at