Project Runway Season 11 finalist, Patricia Michaels, talks about her experience on the show.
PM: We call it a circular "roach." It's kind of awkward, but the native American man wears this when he dances. I wanted to have fun with it and transition it to a woman's piece. It is horsehair. I was also inspired by Carlo Scarpa and Paolo Soleri. So these are very organic shapes and forms.
I looked at canopy and gardening illustrations and originally I wanted to sculpt the horsehair into shapes. But when I saw how it looked I decided not to trim it.
BPR: Well that was obviously a good decision. They were very memorable.
PM: I would have loved to do more, but I had to stay within my budget. I have many more ideas for these.
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Thank you Patricia!