It’s time for the unconventional challenge on ‘Project Runway’ — but I don’t think the designers were supposed to include tears and insults in their designs! Ashley Tisdale served as the guest judge and some of the designers totally wowed us with their designs. What do you think of the outcome of the second episode?
After we got to see the designers show off their individual sense of style during the first competition, the Project Runway designers were back in the workroom — and ready to begin their second challenge of the season: the unconventional challenge! Tim Gunn meets the contestants and tells them they’ll be making their dresses out of Hallmark Signature cards — this is about to get interesting! In fact, lace, gems, and leather are even incorporated into the unique greeting cards — but with only one day to design, who will totally rock the runway and who will be out? Warning: Spoilers ahead!
The designers seem overwhelmed back in the workroom, where they only have until midnight to dream up their designs. The group seems so helpful, as the designers are helping each other out and swapping and sharing cards — I’m surprised they’re being so forthcoming with their competition! While there were so many good vibes in the workroom, Blake shocked everyone when he dissed Swapnil, saying, “I don’t know how to speak Indian,” when Swapnil tried to explain the setup of the sewing machines.
Tim comes back to check on the designers and begins with Ashley, the winner of the first challenge, (who has immunity and cannot be eliminated). While she’s trying to design a poncho, I love the idea of the floral skirt and striped top Swapnil is setting out to create. Tim tells Blake that he needs to refine his look — and the designer is obviously feeling the pressure, considering he was in the bottom few the first time around.
Edmond’s design impresses Tim — but will he be able to incorporate the right movement? Tim tells David it’s a “make it work moment” before moving on to the rest of the group — and it seems like Amanda is having the hardest time with the challenge, although I love the lace detailing in the fabric that she created. She looks like she’s about to cry as she exclaims: “I don’t know what to do, I genuinely don’t know what to do.” Will she make it work?
A few glue gun injuries and a few tears and it’s the end of the night — which means tomorrow is the moment of truth. I’m so impressed with so many of the outfits — a lot of them look amazing, and you can hardly tell they were made primarily of paper!
I honestly am obsessed with Swapnil’s look — I’m personally dying to wear it! It reminded me of a Oscar de la Renta or Giambattista Valli couture creation, making it even more impressive that he crafted it out of cards.
Ashley Tisdale is the guest judge this week, and we were surprised to see that four designers had high scores, while only two had low scores. So who is in and who is out?
One of my fave looks, Blake’s pink ombre party dress, was celebrated, with Ashley saying it’s “definitely a party dress.” Edmond’s wedding dress was also praised by the judges, as was Swanpil’s design, (yes!).
So, who was in the bottom two? Amanda and David. Amanda’s skirt was a total miss, while David’s design was dissed because he didn’t follow directions. Both Amanda and David resort to tears, but I’m impressed by how supportive the contestants are of each other. In the end, Amanda is in and David is out.
As for the winner, Edmond won! Heidi explained it was because he took a risk and stayed true to the Hallmark Signature theme. While Swapnil’s design was my ultimate favorite, I did love Edmond’s out-of-the-box bridal design, so I’m pleased with the results. Are you?