Project Runway will launch its 10th season tomorrow, not counting the recently All Star season. We've been watching designers "Make It Work" with unconventional challenges, red-carpet face-offs, team meltdowns, terrible mistakes and even worse runway shows. We've had winners we love (Seth Aaron! Christian Siriano!) and those loathe (ugh, Gretchen). We've seen justice served in the All Star season. We've taken in tons of Tim's advice and Michael Kors' quips. Nina has questioned many a taste level and Heidi's bidden auf wiedersehen to many designers or many varied talents.
However, the last few season have failed to quite live up to the early years. Will you be watching this tenth turn around the runway? Or are you done trying to make it work?
I love Miu Miu's harlequin themed show from Spring Summer 2008, especially this sweetly sexy striped mini dress. Kensie created a cute green version that's more wearable for everyday life. It's $118 at Macy's and perfect for spring. Now if I could find an inexpensive version of that show's teacup heels...
Thank you 3.1 Philip Lim! You've appeased my co-desires for wearability and an edge of funk. Love the ruffled sequin tops. Love the layered zips. Love the ruffled shoes. The shoes!!! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Anna Sui was fabulous Anna Sui with all the prints and colors and tribal influences. Of course, I'm biased in favor of anything that looks like a hippie-gypsy-pirate. Happy! Happy! Again, the shoes are amazing. Kudos to her also for sending out happy models, because smiling should never be out of fashion.Vera Wang, always one of my favorites, was just as sleek, romantic and modern as I would hope. I always like her neutral palette with occasional splashes of color. She used lots of sheer fabrics in this collection, but it's more ethereal than daring. The shiny details also keep things exciting. Image source style.com.