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Project Runway Recap: Fitness Tracks & Fashion Sneakers! The Designer's Craft Clothes For Heidi Klum's New Balance Line!

Fri, August 26, 2011 2:52pm EDT by Katrina Mitzeliotis Add first Comment

Last week it was Nina, this week it’s Heidi who are putting the designers to work! If you like the winning designs, find out how you can scoop them up here!

This week, Project Runway was all about promoting an active lifestyle as contestants attempted to create fun and trendy sports apparel!

Contestents found themselves in workout gear at the New Balance Track and Field Center at the Armory, where Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn awaited to tell them that they would be working in four teams of three, lapping around the field to win the title of team captain for the upcoming challenge. Before Heidi and Tim could blow the whistle, designer Cecilia abruptly quit the show, Josh C. makes a comeback, Oliver dramatically faints mid-run and Heidi (in 6-inch heels) has to help Bert reach the goal-line. The first to complete the run and win the title of team captain: Joshua, Bryce, Anthony Ryan and Viktor.

Amidst choosing team members, Heidi announces this weeks challenge in which designers will have to create 3 cohesive looks for her HK New Balance sneakers. The winning team’s look will be sold and manufactured online on as a part of Heidi’s line. The items will all be available for purchase August 26. The contenders were thrilled to have the opportunity to work on designs specially for Heidi.

Heidi, Michael Kors, Nina Garcia and guest judge, model Erin Wasson had mixed comments regarding all the designer’s final products showcased in the “Mean Girls”: The HK New Balance Sneakers fashion show. They loved Viktor’s gray dress and black motorcycle jacket, and Joshua’s team and their maxi dress, both of which won the challenge. Unfortunately for Danielle and Anthony Ryan’s designs, judges weren’t the least bit impressed. Danielle created yet another green chiffon top and skirt number, while Anthony Ryan went for a romper. Michael Kors went as far as to tell Anthony, “You’ve achieved the impossible. Your shorts are big and tight at the same time. She has camel toe in big shorts.” However, it was Danielle and green chiffon that got the boot.

What did you think of the outcome?

Janice Williams