Saturday, June 14, 2014

Project Runway Season 10 | Episode 9

In this round, the designers were allowed to see someone important to them in order to design a fabric pattern inspired by their heritage. The pattern would be used to create a look, and had to make up at least 50% of the design.


The textile pattern is a clock face made up of keys and keyholes, surrounded by a maze and walls. It represents how much I've struggled from day to day with both my art and life. For every obstacle I overcome, there's another wall and even less time; every time I think I'm happy with how far I've come, I just realize that I still am not in a good place. From a distance, the pattern will seem basic and simple, but when you get up close, you can see all the details (showing how people assume that I'm always calm and not bothered by things, but in reality, I stress over and regret every little thing).

For the actual dress, I thought about doing a hood to represent the part of me that always wants to hide from things, but in the end, it distracted from what I wanted to achieve here. The shape of the panels are supposed to mimic pages of a book (which symbolizes many, many things about me), and the colors and general look of the pattern link in my Polish ancestry.

Styling and accessories...

Shoes are Vince Kamuto Kira Leather Peep Toe Pumps.

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

Placement: Challenge Winner

  • To view all of the entries for Episode 9, go here.
  • To view this design on deviantART, go here.
  • To view all of my art, go here.

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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