P.R. Ep. 7: Lord & Taylor Challenge

Welcome back! This week is our 7th Project Runway recap  and 9 designers remain. This episode opens with the designers meeting Tim at the Lord & Taylor flagship store. There they get to view 9 mannequins with past season contestants’ designs on display for the Project Runway 10 year anniversary collection that Lord & Taylor will be presenting.

They are then challenged to create an evening or cocktail dress to join the other 9 looks for the anniversary collection that will be manufactured by Lord & Taylor and sold at the flagship store and online and it must retail between $200-$300. The winning look will be featured in the 5th Ave window display.

President  of L&T Bonnie Brooks is this weeks the guest judge, and challenges them to make sure that they design for the Lord & Taylor customer who is stylish, loves fashion and has great taste.

Elena breaks down in this episode because she’s not sure she can take her avant garde aesthetic into the mass market. Everyone seems pretty nervous about production except Ven, of course! The designers and judges are both annoyed at Christian’s raw edge technique, and to be frank, I’m getting annoyed with it too. JS collection has provided fabric and notions for this challenge and will be the manufacturer for the winning design.

Top

Christopher

He created a detailed and sleek look that is great for the high-end client, and the colors are great. Once again, though, he uses his signature fabric technique.

Ven

I love his technique, and honestly am not sick of it yet, but it’s nothing new coming from him either. This dress is chic and beautiful, and could fit so many different types of bodies.

Fabio

This look is sleek and elegant, but at the same time very simple. There are many different looks that I think you can get from this silhouette,  but it is still trendy with the asymmetrical hem.

Bottom

Alicia

The dropped waist and high neckline were not flattering, and the fabric did not suit this silhouette very well. I am rooting for Alicia though, I really like her personality.

Who to watch

Elena – She’s gone through every emotion this week, and I’m curious to see if her being on the top after her breakdown will bring her to new heights for the next challenge.

Another team challenge is coming up on Thursday, and it looks like there’s going to be even more drama! Tune in at 8-CST on the Lifetime network to check it out.

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