Reunion Special Thursday at 8/7c
"Project Runway" is now casting for Season 10! Have what it takes to show your stuff at New York Fashion Week? This is your chance!
Questions? Send your e-mails to email@example.com.
All applications should be sent via overnight delivery to:
Project Runway Casting
6007 Sepulveda Blvd.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Good luck ... and make it work!
Have you voted for us yet in the #fashion and #tvshow categories? Show your support and make it work! Nominate Project Runway for a social media award in the Shorty Awards now:
It's a very "Project Runway" Golden Globes! Heidi Klum (wearing Calvin Klein) strikes a pose with Marchesa co-founder and "Project Runway All Stars" judge Georgina Chapman at a Golden Globes party on Sunday night.
It behooves me as your faithful "Project Runway" blogger for all of these seasons to introduce you to my sidekick in "Runway" crime: Lisa. She'll be recapping her little heart away over on the brand spankin' new Project Runway All Stars Blog.
I should forewarn you that her opinions on all things Austin Scarlett may be slightly biased, as her side of our joint office is plastered with Austin's likeness, original haikus and a stock pile of "On the Road With Austin & Santino" DVDs to last a lifetime.
So, tune in January 5 at 9/8c when we kick off this "All Stars" fiesta and all of Lisa's latest updates!
Lifetime is proud to announce the Grand Prize winner of the inaugural "Project Runway" Fashion Scholarship contest.
Eduardo Calvo from Savannah College of Art and Design is this season's winner of a $10,000 scholarship for his work, described as "an urban-bohemian style of casual ease."
First place winners, each receiving $5,000, include Mary Danielle Beasley of International Academy of Design & Technology, Maria Canada of Rhode Island School of Design, Ahmad Murtaza of Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Gabriele Skucas of the Fashion Institute of Technology and Helen Ton of Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.
Congrats to all!
We know you already have January 5 at 9/8c penciled into your little black book for the premiere of "Project Runway All Stars"? (see you there!) now save the date for a meet-and-greet with the designers! "PRAS" favorites from Mondo to Mila will be greeting fans at select Neiman Marcus stores across the country Thursday, December 8 and Saturday, December 10.
Neiman Marcus Atlanta with Anthony Williams (S7)
Thursday, December 8
7:00 - 8:00pm ET
3393 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills with Michael Costello (S8), Gordana Gehlhausen (S6), Mila Hermanovski (S7), Rami Kashou (S4), Jerell Scott (S5) and Sweet P (S4)
Thursday, December 8
7:00 - 8:00pm PT
9700 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Neiman Marcus Denver with Mondo Guerra (S8)
Thursday, December 8
3:00 - 4:00pm MT
3030 East 1st Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
Neiman Marcus Paramus with Austin Scarlett (S1) and Elisa Jimenez (S4)
Saturday, December 10
12:00 - 1:00pm ET
503 Garden State Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
Neiman Marcus Westchester with Austin Scarlett (S1) and Elisa Jimenez (S4)
Saturday, December 10
3:00 - 4:00pm ET
2 E. Maple Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Austin Scarlett, "Project Runway" alumnus and "Project Runway All Stars" designer will be a featured VIP panelist at "The Fusion of Fine Art and Fashion" in New York, Wednesday, November 16. The event is open to the public.
As a part of this discussion, Scarlett will speak about Fine Art and its influence on him as a designer, as well as give a brief talk on fashion history and the long tradition of Artists collaborating with Designers. Get more information here: http://artfashion.eventbrite.com
Daniel Vosovic, Mychael Knight, Christian Siriano. Anya Ayoung-Chee is the latest in a line of standout "Project Runway" contestants who have taken home the title of Fan Favorite designer. This year, Lifetime reinstated the voting process with Twitter, and in the process, reinvigorated a tiny Caribbean country's national pride. Anya reveals her surprising plans for her $10,000 prize — sharing it with a fellow designer.
Caitlin: It was a close race for Season 9 Fan Favorite up until the very end between you and Anthony Ryan. You received an overwhelming amount of hometown love.
Anya: It was literally people who had never been on Twitter before were signing up to support me. They were running it on the news. It was such an incredible, incredible experience. I heard that 11,000 people were voting nonstop. It was insane. It's easier to understand when you know what it's like to come from a small place. It meant the absolute world to them ... And it wasn't just Trinidad and Tobago, it was pretty much across the Caribbean. Crazy amounts of loyalty.
C: There were many tweets in support of you that said, "This isn't just Anya winning Fan Favorite, this unified a country."
A: I'm so glad people were able to witness that. I have to be honest, I got a little not sure how to handle things towards the end, because Anthony Ryan and I are very good friends. I stayed out of it until the very end until I realized that it was bigger than me. Trinidad is currently in a state of emergency because crime has escalated, which means there's a curfew every night. It's been like this for months now. This whole thing, Fan Favorite, became about Trinidadians feeling proud. It lifted people's spirits. I can't downplay how much of an impact this has had. Because we are currently in a bad state and people are quite upset about it, voting for me as Fan Favorite became a shining light amidst of all of the depression.
C: What will you do with the $10,000 Fan Favorite prize?
A: I decided to use the money to set up a microfinance loan program for young creatives in Trinidad and Tobago. I'd like the fund to grow to be across the Caribbean. I grew up in a way that really didn't encourage creative careers as a viable way of making a living. I grew up thinking I should become a doctor, or something more "conventional." I'm very lucky to have parents who supported my real desire to become a designer, but a lot of young people grow up thinking that they can't do a creative job for a "real" living. So I want to bridge the gap between the people who want to do something in a creative field and provide a way for people to make a viable career. I didn't really win this. Trinidad and Tobago did, and the money should go back to them.
I am also giving half to Anthony Ryan's Rock One campaign fund. We were so close the whole time; if it wasn't because Fan Favorite became such a national and regional effort, Anthony was winning. His cause is equally important.
C: It's admirable that you both had plans to do something charitable with the money. No one else stood a chance once you two took the lead.
A Young men with cancer doesn't receive the attention in the media it deserves, and I really admire him. He's amazing. He was there for me at important times throughout the competition, and I love him as a person. Beyond all that, testicular cancer was pushed into the limelight when he discussed it on the show. I'm happy to share it with him.
C: Fan Favorite really broke down the "fourth wall" between the designers and their fans this season in particular because it was done via Twitter and you and Anthony Ryan were so active in promoting it.
A: It's true. People really develop relationships with us. We're in people's homes once a week, and this is a big part of the whole experience. I'm glad Lifetime brought Fan Favorite back!
1. I can’t believe “Project Runway’s” ninth season went by so quickly, so it seams. (Last chance for a sewing pun!)
2. I can’t believe next year will be Season 10! (Ten!)
3. I can’t believe how lucky these final four were to get a big, fat redo from Tim Gunn.
Never in “Project Runway’s” history have the designers been able to so directly act upon the feedback they’ve received by the judges in a way that played to their advantage. Not only did they get to take the judges' temperature of their finale work, they were given the ability to act upon it.
Throughout this competition one thing has been clear: Anya is a great listener and her inner fashion MacGyver comes out at the eleventh hour to create something great. Sure, it may not be that pretty up close — her specialty was never being a technician — but she is extremely good at bringing out a clutch move when it counts the most. And how much more could it count than this very moment?
Getting straight to the collections, here were some of my favorite pieces from all four designers:
The looks featuring Viktor's fabulous patterns appealed to me the most in his collection. His see-through moments kind of turned me off, mostly because I can’t see myself wearing them. Only women starring in George Michael music videos circa 1990 can pull off that look. Blazer with the mirrored top and the purple pants? Out of control, home run amazing for all three pieces.
Kimberly surprised me with the cream top and pants combo because it felt like the Brooklyn urban girl she was designing for pulled a Clark Kent and took off to the 52nd floor of her high rise office building to have her three executive assistants interoffice a memo to all employees reading: "THIS LOOK IS EVERYTHING." It was just not the same girl. Fabulous, but not the same. She brought it back to keeping it real with the pink dress with the silver jacket, which, after seeing the crits by the judges, I wish she asked the model to remove at the end of the runway to reveal the rest, which was spectacular ... and needed by your truly in several colors ASAP.
Joshua impressed me with his more mature moments — the neoprene and plastic pieces — and I was less responsive to the newer additions to his collection, namely those green biker shorts. If a 6’12” amazon model can’t pull them off, there’s no hope for us 5’4” sisters. Just saying.
I vividly recall watching Anya’s collection come down the runway (in person, no less), and just desperately wanting to be that girl. Disclaimer: I am the palest girl on the planet who cannot even so much think of a tropical location without erupting into prickly heat, but all I wanted to do was go on vacation, sip a tropical beverage and wear those clothes while doing it. Her clothes took me to another place for a moment. Some of my fellow bloggers (namely Nick Verreos and Laura Bennett) think that the collection was too reminiscent of Uli Hertzner's from Season 3, but it never really crossed my mind until after I read the comparison.
Yes, Uli was all about the beachy vibe too, but their respective choices in fabrics and execution is stark in comparison. Uli was, and is, a technician. You could probably conduct a class on how perfectly her work was constructed. Anya’s not at that level yet, but if this is what that woman can pull off with little training, imagine the possibilities of what she can do as she grows as a designer.
There's a whole lot of "Runway" coming your way, folks! Here's a quick schedule for you to keep track of everything coming at you at a glance:
WEDNESDAY AT MIDNIGHT PT
Voting for Season 9 Fan Favorite designer ends Wednesday at midnight pt, so get those last supporting tweets in. The winner will be announced during Thursday's finale at 9/8c. The winner receives bragging rights, plus a $10,000 prize.
THURSDAY AT 9/8C
The moment you've all been waiting for: Fashion Week! The final four present their New York Fashion Week collections at Lincoln Center and designer L'Wren Scott helps Michael, Nina and Heidi crown a new winner.
Tweet along with @projectrunway and @ninagarcia, beginning at 9 et/8c, and use #projectrunway in your tweets to follow the conversation!
THURSDAY AT 10:30/9:30C
The devil is in the details! The series premiere of "Project Accessory," hosted by Molly Sims, premieres Thursday at 10:30/9:30c, immediately after the "Runway" finale. See 12 fashion accessory designers create jewelry, handbags, hats and even cobble some shoes for an impressive panel of judges, including Kenneth Cole, Ariel Foxman and mentor Eva Lorenzotti. Episode 1's guest judge, Debra Messing, is just one of many you won't want to miss.
Tweet along with @projectrunway @lifetimetv and @kennethcole, beginning at 10:30 et/9:30c, and use #projectaccessory in your tweets to follow the conversation!
THURSDAY AT 11:30/10:30C
"After the Runway," hosted by Marie Claire's Zanna Roberts Rassi, is back one last time to discuss the results of the season finale, and much more. Plus, you never know who may swing on by!
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 9/8C
Tim Gunn hosts the aptly named "Tim Gunn: Behind the Seams of Season 9" where he will reveal some of the show's biggest secrets and give viewers his unedited thoughts. What's not to love?
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 10/9C
Catch the second challenge of "Project Accessory" at its regular time, 10/9c.