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‘Project Runway’ Season 12 Episode 11 Recap: The Pressure Is On

Thu, September 26, 2013 10:35pm EDT by 19 Comments
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The contestants’ textile design skills were put to the test this week as they were given the now re-occurring HP Design challenge. Read Michael Costello’s recap on season 12 episode 11 here!

This episode was a lot of fun and one of my favorite challenges, the HP challenge! Each contestant had to design a print inspired by a local innovator.  Which print did you think was the best?

Project Runway Season 12 Episode 11 Recap:

At first, everyone was terrified about the finals, but once Rob Le Bras-Brown of HP Worldwide Marketing introduced the challenge, everyone forgot their fears and were excited to make their prints.
Watching the contestants meet their innovators was the best part. Everyone seemed inspired right away except for Alexander and Helen. Helen had a major breakdown in the showroom and was too nervous to design anything. Seriously, honey, just get a backbone, and get to work once in a while.
Alexander’s print was way off, it didn’t repeat right, but can’t blame him for everything. The program they used to make the prints looked difficult and almost like going back to Windows 97 paint. It’s called Photoshop, use it. But I still love HP and use mine all the time, in fact I need a new one, hint hint.

Time for the runway!

My favorite outfit on the runway was Dom’s. Her print was perfect. You could see the inspiration from Premal’s work, as well as her own twist. Fabulous, so glad you won!
Bradon’s was another favorite but I would have liked to see more of his print.
After all that fuss and freak out, Helen still didn’t impress me. It looked like sheets from a child’s bedroom cut up and stuck on a dress. I love Helen, just not that dress.
I was really shocked to see Alexendria move on. Really? Her outfit didn’t look well constructed at all. She was inspired by bricks, ew, come on! There was more inspiration in that room than rocks, I’m just saying.
On a side note, no one really had an attitude in this episode. Where’s Ken when you need him?
I was shocked to see Kate kicked off. Well I was and I wasn’t. This wasn’t really her challenge. I liked the look, very chic, but didn’t see the print.

Although this may be my favorite challenge, this episode was so boring.

Michael Costello

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