Saturday, June 14, 2014

Project Runway Season 10 | Episode 13

EPISODE 13 | SEMI-FINALS
The designers get more time, in which they must create three complete looks, (which will be part of a complete collection, if they advance to the finals) while keeping in mind styling, cohesiveness and showing off their aesthetic as a designer. Judging will decide who goes advances and shows a complete collection at Fashion Week!


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ABOUT MY DESIGN

My inspiration for my collection is nostalgia: memories and things I used to love. The color palette consists of jewel tones (along with their shades and tints) and metallics.

This specific outfit's inspiration is Japan, since I got obsessed with Japanese culture in middle school! :) I was inspired, specifically, by kimonos: the long skirt on this outfit overlaps the top, hugs the thighs, and then bells out at the knee. The shirt/top is geometric from the front, and then scoops in the back (which has boning like a corset). I took the reddish jewel tone for the top, and used a terra cotta color on the skirt, to go along with the sea-green of the purse. Also, the tassel around the waist represents my pastime of reading books (constantly): it adds a touch of the Japanese inspiration, and also references to the tassel on a bookmark.

Styling and accessories...

For this model's styling, I let her hair fall straight and then curl in naturally at the end. Her bangs curl out on one side, to match with the theme throughout the collection. She has a natural colored lip and her eyeliner curls around to meet with her eyebrow, to go along with the Asian-inspiration.
  • R.J GRAZIANO Bead Necklace [link]
  • E! LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET Rhinestone Embellished Sandals [link]
  • KATE SPADE Marlee Snakeskin Print Leather Shoulder Bag [link]

All accessories are from Project Runway's Lord & Taylor wall.

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ABOUT MY DESIGN

This design was meant to look simple from the front, with the back as the wow factor. I also used the book inspiration for this one, and the "bookmark" tassel in the back. The bottom of the dress is the same sweater material from the other one, just in a different color.

Styling and accessories...

For this model's styling, I followed through with the natural edge, and with the curled bangs. She has a natural colored lip and her eyeliner curls around to meet with her eyebrow, to go along with the Asian-inspiration.
  • ROBERT ROSE Multi-Colored Chandelier Earrings [link]
  • VINCE CAMUTO Timmons Dazzle Leather Pumps [link]
  • VINCE CAMUTO Hair Calf Leather Clutch Bag [link]

All accessories are from Project Runway's Lord & Taylor wall.


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ABOUT MY DESIGN

The upper right design is a textile pattern that I created of my signature crown stained-glass style! When I was little, my family and I went to a church that had these gorgeous stained-glass windows, and they've always sort of stuck in my mind as a part of being young, so I decided to incorporate them into the collection.

I used the pattern on the bottom, which is designed to almost look like capris from a distance, but is actually a skirt. The shirt is made of sweater material, cut with a deep scoop neck to reveal the underlying shirt.

I don't really like how the colors matched up on this one, but I suppose I could change it later if I get through to the final round (the designers who passed on the show were told to fix things, so I should too).

Styling and accessories...

For this model's styling, I swept her hair around in a mermaid style. She has a natural colored lip and her eyeliner curls around to meet with her eyebrow, to go along with the Asian-inspiration.
  • ROBERT ROSE Green/Blue Stone Pendant Necklace [link]
  • KATE SPADE Little Minka Leather Satchel Bag [link]
  • BOUTIQUE 9 Lidia Glitter Platform Pumps [link]

All accessories are from Project Runway's Lord & Taylor wall.


RESULTS
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Placement: 1st Runner-Up


JUDGES COMMENTS
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>Kawaii-Kochou: I don't think I could pull it off, but I LOVE that stained glass skirt! The capri look is very clever, and it's a gorgeous piece overall. At first glance, I thought that the green/blue dress was too simple, but the back definitely saves it and gives it a wow factor. The last outfit is the weakest, but by no means weak. The stylization is beautiful, and I definitely see the Japanese influence in it. A very well put together collection.

>JennaLynHarms: The one reason that this tied with Kimiko's (another contestant) collection is because I couldn't really see where the collection overall was going. It looked like three different looks for maybe two different collections. I do appreciate the colors - Yay! For color - as well as the bookmark tassel accessories. My only complaint would be the stained glass skirt. If it's intended to be that wow piece in your collection then okay but there needs to be something to tie it in with the rest.  The shirt that is paired with though,I wouldn't mind having for myself.

>MissKitty: I like the idea of doing a jeweled tone collection but it can get a bit lost with the variety of colors if they don't tie into each other. I also found the construction of the stained glass skirt to be a bit distracting compared to all the other looks.

>XenoPup: I really like the use of color and the styling. The added accessories work well with each of the looks. The stained glass skirt has a real chance at being the "wow" piece in this collection.

HELPFUL LINKS
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  • To view all of the entries for Episode 13, go here.
  • To view these designs on deviantART, go here (links to the other two in the comments).
  • To view all of my art, go here.

COPYRIGHT INFORMATION
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Bryn Poliwczynski (c) 2012
Artwork and designs belong to me. Downloading, re-posting, stealing, or claiming my artwork as your own is forbidden, as is making, selling, or taking credit for my designs| Project Runway belongs to Lifetime and its respective owners. | Accessories belong to Lord & Taylor.

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