P. R. Ep 8: Street Hustle

This week the designers are shocked to find out that they are doing fundraising on the streets of NY to raise money for fabrics to be used on their next challenge. They are put into collaborative teams of three and sent into the designing room.

They are given plain white T-shirts and tanks to decorate with glitter and ribbon, then they take on the pedestrian New Yorkers.

Their challenge is to create 2 fall looks with one of the looks including outerwear.

Christopher, Gunnar, Sonjia –

This team created the top looks this week, with Sonjia as the winner for her forest green 3/4 sleeve jacket. This jacket looked impeccable and I personally loved the detail in the front, it looked wonderfully tailored. The coat that they showed was also really nice and I loved the cutoff long leather gloves! Gunnar’s dresses featured great blocking with the dark leather, he definitely made up for being on the bottom last week. This team worked well together and it definitely showed.

Dmitry, Elena, Alicia –

Dmitry created a great dress, but his grandma shawl was a bust. We’ve seen his outside seaming done before, so this time I wished he would have put the seams on the inside. I don’t like the color or cut of the top on the second look and Elena’s jacket is too large for the model and the silhouette of the clothing underneath. In general the two looks mesh almost as badly as the team members did.

Ven, Melissa, Fabio –

This team didn’t fare so well this week either. To start, I don’t like the color pallet, but I loved the styling. The white crop jacket is great, but the skirt length on the second look is matronly. The knit that is used for both of the tops is a bit too tight and way too sheer. The judges didn’t like these two looks at all and are questioning what happened at the fabric store, since they raised $800, more than any other team. Their looks could have been found at the bottom of a bin from the second-hand store.

Who to Watch

Elena – When will she get it? We’re all sick of her negative attitude… Her clothes are getting as bad as her anger issues.

Sonjia – Through and through, she stays true to her aesthetic, and she’s starting to become the clear winner in my mind!

Next week there are only 8 designers, and this coming week the top 5 of them will be showing their collection for NYFW…I have a slew of friends in NYC who will have the inside scoop, so stay tuned for our next P.R. episode post!!

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