Our fashion heroes's challenge is to redesign a young woman's former wedding gown and create a hip, new, and sexy outfit incorporating their wedding dress into the design. The remaining 9 fashion designers randomly selected the 9 divorces whose range of wedding gowns ranged from a lot of material.
What was exciting to see was nine beautiful and gorgeous former wedding brides and their wedding gowns. Some of these beautiful designs ranged from full figured, strapless, large trains with covered the entire room, some had appliques, lace and some just tight with not a lot of material to work with. The best comment I head from one of the female designers was Irina who said that, "transforming a wedding gown into another design by moving forward felt very empowering!"
So after meeting with the divorcees, our designers set out to design something they would like to wear, some even brought sketches of what their dress should look like. Then off to "Mood's" with a budget of $25 and limit of 2 yards of fabric because the essence of the challenge was to use the wedding gown/dress as the core of their new transformation design.
Most of the designer's dyed their torn apart wedding material. Some even used the lining and appliques. What I didn't care for was the designers attitudes lying on air to the clients. Telling them you will look beautiful and gorgeous yet knowing that their designs were just to get them past this challenge onto the next one. Was that part of the show, making fun of the divorcees' lack of fashion sense?
Sherin created a new design of the wedding material by stitching a Cris cross swirled pattern in blue lace, very short sleeveless dress that drew your attention to the blue ribbon tied up front and around the back of Robin's back and their ribbon tails hanging long. Accessories included blue and white bangles. Matching blue high heels and a small colorful feather in her coiffed black hair.
Althea made this care free blue and white dress, it had that care free look." that Marlyn was all smiles about. The blue colored neckline was very flattering that showed off her full figure, short sleeves were in white, vertical lines drew your attention to her "V" shaped chest area. I even loved her handbag and her tan colored heels. Plus her hair was styled so carefree and natural full body Black trim along the dress's hemline. I love this dress and how Marlyn came down the runway, amazing gorgeous. I wonder how a woman this beautiful is divorced, as do the others?
Gordana made this sensational "winning" elegant, very flattering, edgy silver dress. It was sleeveless, halter style the herringbone lined design was made from the wedding dress's lining. It started from the back and the lines went all around to the front then made a star burst pattern all in different directions onto the bottom hem of the dress. Beautifully tailored for Annie to wear right off the show. Annie's hair was styled full bodied and care free, black hip boots added to the effect along with black bangles. She owned that piece on the runway as Michael Korr's mentioned.
Irina made this gorgeous copper dye colored dress, which the judges loved. Some of the comments were, "very impressive," loved how you shed the wedding dress skin," "the color of the dress made it look very expensive to make, "" she owned it!" Heidi Klum, who always looks gorgeous but this week especially with her outfit and beaded jeweled necklace, "unbelievable; fantastic job!" So why didn't Irina win again this week? Was it they didn't want her to have three wins and give some one else a chance?
This week the men failed to even pass the test of creating something like a wedding dress into another piece of clothing, is it taboo when men think of weddings that they fall apart? Epperson missed the concept and was sent home. Logan decided to make what the client wanted and failed miserably at it. Christopher made the "worst dress list" as Michael Korr's commented, "space metallic bubble dress." So my question is what do the ladies who watching themselves on TV see this and think, "what do I do with this cut up wedding dress and the designers assigned to it, destroyed it! Who will be the final four or three designers for fashion week? Who is your favorite designer. I am routing for Irina, she seems to know what she's doing more so than the others, but Gordana is clever too.
The remaining designs from this episode of Project Runway can be found on their official web site