So the 6th season of Project Runway ended last week… and i’d like to share my thoughts on this.
Okay, as for a little background on how such a brutal, rugged, wicked dude like myself came to watch Project Runway… i really didn’t set out to like this show. Kate had been watching season 2 or 3 pretty devotedly, and i would come into the room solely to make fun of her for watching a reality show about (of all despicable things) FASHION. But then, i would sit there with her just for the company, regardless of how i felt about the show. Before long, i found myself coming in, making fun of the show, sitting down, then talking about how the stitching on that top looked like shit. This is how i became addicted to Project Runway.
As a human, i could care less about fashion. I wish everything that everyone wore had an image of a wolf silk screened onto it. But there is something about this show that is damn fantastic!
So anyway, this year’s season was, overall, excellent. This year saw the highest saturation of talent i feel the show has ever seen. There really weren’t any designers that were totally terrible, everyone was very good at what they did! It would seem the show’s creators chose this year’s batch of designers based on their talents rather than their outrageous personalities, as there weren’t any totally crazy or evil people this year (see: season 5’s Christian with his stupid, stupid haircut or season 4’s antagonist Santino Rice). Some people probably are complaining about a lack of “drama” in this season, but i enjoyed it. The show really focused on the designs and their construction more than it did workroom affairs.
I am disappointed that this year’s winner was “Mean-a” Irena, though. She was talented, sure, but so were a lot of other people on the show were. Irena seemed like a deeply conceited, arrogant, snobby bitch. She seems like she would be zero fun to hang out with. As for her designs, they were very well-made and looked WAY more expensive than they actually were, but i thought they seemed very 1980’s. One of the judges said (in a positive light) that her designs looked like something you would have seen in the 80’s in Aspen, and i see that as a bad thing. Lots of bulky furs, lots of beige/tan…ugh.
The three designers all had very well put together collections for the final runway show. Althea’s collection was really solid, but i find that i can’t remember a single piece of clothing that came down the runway from her show. Well, actually, i just remembered she had this one jacket that had sleeves that were WAY too long (on purpose) and looked stupid (not on purpose). Carol Hannah’s collection pretty damn great. Lots of color and variety, and she displayed a wide array of designs and styles. Irena’s collection was… black. Lots of black. And silly hats. Most of the women looked like Polo players from The Matrix. I think if her line had a couple small splashes of vivid colors, it could have been pretty slick, really. everything was immaculately tailored, but it just all looked the exact same (well, except for the couple of tan/brown shitty fur things she had walk down the runway. In this day and age, do people even NEED to wear real furs anyway?). So there you go. Black and brown. Most fucking boring line to ever win PR.
So yeah, i think the winner was clearly Carol Hannah. The judges complained that her line lacked a single “creative thread” that ran through all her designs. i suppose i could see this, but i think its better than having your line be all black, brown, and/or furry. ugh.