Project Runway Recap: Prints Charming

  Project Runway by Maya


Project Runway is one of my favorite shows to enjoy after late nights at the office.  I love that it gives talented designers a chance to showcase their skills in front millions of TV viewers. Our very own Christian Siriano first gained notoriety when he won Season 4 of Project Runway, later going on to create full collections that are showcased at Bryant Park each season. 


Last week’s Project Runway, episode 10 was entitled “Hey, That’s my Fabric”. The guest designer was Vivienne Tam, a fabulous fashion force credited for her understanding of the connection between technology and fashion. The challenge: Designing and creating your own textiles using patterns and fabrics.  I loved this challenge because it revolved around prints, and the graphic prints featured in this week’s episode are right on trend for spring 2010.


In the end the judges all agreed that Emilio Sosa was the clear winner with his graffiti printed dress and black jacket ensemble. "I have to say, I'm in love with the whole outfit," Heidi gushed. Michael Kors agreed, "You nailed it."  Emilio's look was my favorite as well, followed closely by Maya's super chic bi-color portrait collar dress.


I thought it’d be fun to share a selection of RTR styles that have the same feel as those featured on the show. Let me know your favorite in the comments! — Derek


Catherine Malandrino Floral Feather Bottom Dress   


   Helmut Lang Off Shoulder Foil Print Dress