Friday, February 28, 2014

Tim Talks, Under the Gunn, Episode 7

MIchael Costello-designed dress headed to Grammy Museum


After Beyoncé wore this dress at the Grammy Awards show on January 26, 2014, she returned it to the designer - Project Runway All-Star, Michael Costello. 

 Costello says he plans to present three "red carpet" looks (including this one) at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.  The designs will be on exhibit for one year.

  Click here for more information.

Benjamim Mach Fall 2014 Capsule Collection



Project Runway Season 11 designer, Benjamin Mach, presents his Fall 2014 Collection.

Click here for more information.

Poll - Episode 7 of Under The Gunn

Photos: Top (l-r), Blake, Nicholas, and Shan
Middle (l-r), Asha, Michelle, and Sam
Bottom (l-r), Natalia, Oscar, and Stephanie
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com. Click to see a larger view.

You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Jen Rade, Janna Roberts Rassi, Rachel Roy, and Georgina Chapman

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Reactions to Episode 7

It was Anya's turn to struggle her way through the story line on tonight's episode of Under The Gunn. What did you think of the challenge and results? Post your reactions to Episode 7 here.

BPR Party: UTG Episode 7

Look at all of those busy worker bees toiling away for a promise of fortune and fame. So much work, so little reward. Tonight the story arc moves over to Anya as we weave our way through another episode of Under The Gunn. We have a small but merry band of fun makers all making merry fun of this enterprise. Join us, won't you?

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 6

Our polls for Episode 6 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Oscar Garcia-Lopez deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You were more decisive than the judges and felt that Nicholas should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 7 poll.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Did You Agree with the Judges?


There is still time to vote in our "Under the Gunn" episode 6 poll.

Click here for the survey.

Thank you!

"Under the Gunn" Mentor, Nick Verreos, on KTLA Morning News


Nick Verreos and morning-news anchor, Gayle Anderson, toured FIDM's "Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition" on live TV Monday.

Click here for more.

Click here to watch.

Meet the Maker: Angela Bacskocky

Meet The Maker: Angela Bacskocky from Need Supply Co. on Vimeo.

More about Project Runway Season 12 designer, Angie Bacskocky who will be featured at
 "Return to the Runway" on Friday night.

Miranda Levy, Christopher Straub, Peach Carr, and Angela Bacskocky "Return to the Runway"


Project Runway favorites join Miranda Levy and other Milwaukee-based designers for "Return to the Runway" Friday, Feb 28th.  

Click here for more information.

Click here for tickets.

Update:  Kahindo Mateene will also be presenting at this event!

Laura Bennett Takes Aim


Project Runway Season 3 finalist, Laura Bennett Shelton is currently competing at the World Indoor Archery Championship in Nimes, France.

Click here for more.  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Under the Gunn Episode 6 Auctions


Own a piece of Project Runway history!

Fans can bid on the "Pompeii Team Challenge" garments here.

Right now, Oscar Garcia Lopez's winning design has the highest price.

Click here to see all of the auctions.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Under the Gunn Episode 7, "Steampunk Chic" Preview Video




The designers create an avant-garde, steampunk look. Meanwhile, Anya confronts one of her designers and questions whether he actually created the work presented in his portfolio.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Recapalooza!



Our faithful recappers take on the "Pompeii Team Challenge." 

Click here for Fashion Nexus.

Click here for Project Rubino.

Click here for Nick's Take.

Thank you!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Poll - Episode 6 of Under The Gunn

Photos: Top (l-r), Blake, Nicholas, and Shan
Middle (l-r), Asha, Michelle, and Sam
Bottom (l-r), Natalia, Oscar, and Stephanie
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com. Click to see a larger view.

You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Jen Rade, Janna Roberts Rassi, Rachel Roy, and Wendy Partridge

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Reactions To Episode 6

The designers teamed tonight up to create a mini collection that ended with a twist. What did you think of the results? Post your reactions to Episode 6 here.

BPR Party: UTG Episode 6

Looks like Uncle Nick will be taking the styling decisions into his own hands tonight on Under The Gunn as the nine remaining designers get to face their first team challenge. Drama is sure to ensue as the designers attempt to throw their mentor under the bus! Snark fest below.

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 5

Our polls for Episode 5 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Asha Daniels deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also agreed with the judges and thought that Isabelle should have been the out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 6 poll.

Images courtesy of myLifetime.com.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Malan Breton Fall/Winter 2014 Video

Under the Gunn Episode 5 Auctions


The "Hit the Stage" garments are available for your bids.  

Right now this Oscar Garcia-Lopez design has the highest price.

Click here to see all of the auctions.


Call For Designers - Saint Louis Fashion Week


Join Project Runway designers Michael Drummond, Viktor Luna and more at St. Louis Fashion Week,  April 23-25th.

New designers are welcome.  Click here for the application.

Click here for more information about the event and to purchase tickets.

Tim Talks, Under the Gunn, Episode 5

Episode 6, "Pompeii Team Challenge" Tomorrow Night at 9:00

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Laura Bennett Shelton to Compete in World Archery Contest


Project Runway Season 3 finalist, Laura Bennett, will compete with the U.S. Indoor Archery Team at the World Archery Championship in Nimes, France on February 25th.

Already an accomplished fashion designer, architect, author, and mother of six, Laura Bennet Shelton adds archery to her resume.  Good luck Laura!

Click here for the full press release.

Update:  Thank you Karen Johnson for the heads-up and the photo!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Thursday Tweet Up with Nick Verreos and FIDM


Ask Nick Verreos your burning questions on Thursday, Feb 20th at 12:00 PM PST.

All you have to do is submit questions to @FIDM using the hashtag #NickatFIDM

Episode 6, "Pompeii Team Challenge" Preview Video



The first team challenge requires the designers to create mini collections.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Fabio Costa at The American Folk Art Museum

Fabio Costa's design is on exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum in New York.  
Karalyn Factor sends us this report.  Thank you Karalyn!
Fabio Costa's design
Fabio Costa, Season 10 contestant and designer for Not Equal, will have some of his work on display at the American Folk Art Museum in New York for their exhibit Folk Couture.

Folk Couture brings together designers and asks them to create a garment inspired by the folk art in the museum collection.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Inspiration


Fabio created a beautiful white capelet, pants, and overskirt with a matching wide brim hat. His chosen inspiration was The Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Tree of Life white work quilt. The large woodwork Sacred Heart of Jesus is displayed behind the garment.

Tree of Life Quilt Inspiration

The pattern on The Tree of Life quilt is reflected in the quilting on the skirt and capelet. Fabio understands the motif as the center of life, and the sacred heart as the ultimate symbol of the Immaculate Conception, which is an abundant symbol in his native Brazil.


 Folk Couture runs now til April 23rd.

Recapalooza!



Click here for Project Rubino.

Click here for Nick's Take.

Click here for Fashion Nexus.

Thank you Recappers!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Poll - Episode 5 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: Top (l-r) Asha, Blake, Isabelle, Michelle, and Natalia, 
Bottom (l-r) Nicholas, Oscar, Sam, Shan, and Stephanie
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com. Click to see a larger view.

You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Jen Rade, Janna Roberts Rassi, and Zendaya

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Reactions To UTG Episode 5

Some late drama in the workroom added to the intrigue this week on Under The Gunn. What did you think of the challenge and results? Post your reactions to Episode 5 here.

BPR Party: UTG Episode 5

And we are back again this week with mentors and designers alike as we slog through another episode of Project Runway: Under The Gunn. This week the designers get to create concert wear for pop princess Zendaya. Our dear Isabelle also promises some mentor drama tonight as well. Shall we snark away on all of this? Yes, we shall.

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 4




Our polls for Episode 4 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Michelle Überreste deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You disagreed felt that Nicholas should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 5 poll.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tim Talks - Under the Gunn, Episode 4

Malan Breton - Fall 2014

Malan Breton presented his Fall 2014 Collection on Feb 11th and BPR Field Reporter, Jennifer Mara, sends us this report - thanks Jen!



Today Malan Breton traded his white runway for a black box theatre and his Fall 2014 fashion show was among the best.

Malan Breton shows are always extremely well run and executed with the most professional staff.


The atmosphere was dark with blue spotlights streaming from above in every direction, the one white spotlight on the incredible pianist Erik James who really put us in the mood.



The place filled with energy as each look passed through the U-shaped space with thirty plus looks. (Malan always delivers.)

Click here to continue.

Tim Gunn: How to Make it in the Fashion Industry

Photo:  Getty
Tim Gunn is the Guest Editor this month for thefashionspot.com.

His advice to designers:  Develop a thick skin….Study fashion…. and, Internships are key...

Click here for more.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Kahindo Mateene Launches Kickstarter Campaign



Project Runway Season 12 designer, Kahindo Mateene. is partnering with MamAfrica to produce these clutches in The Congo. 

Click here for more information.

Leanne Marshall - Fall 2014

Project Runway Season 5 Champion, Leanne Marshall, presented her Fall 2014 Collection on Sunday, February 9th and BPR Field Reporter, Jennifer Mara sends us this report.  Thanks Jen!


Leanne Marshall showed Sunday at the Helen Mills event space in Manhattan. If you ask me she has graduated beyond this small space that barely fit her MANY supporters. 



It was a very melodic show with hues of baby pink and grey but with all of the classic "Marshall touches" ...yes petals were present!   There was wedding wear along with some fun and whimsical outfits. 



We did see some of our favorite people...Suede! (an avid Leanne supporter) He told me he is in over four thousand stores now!  The jacket he is wearing is one of his designs.  

It was a wonderful show - Thank you Leanne!


Monday, February 10, 2014

"Hit the Stage" Preview Video



Under the Gunn, Episode 5:The designers create looks for pop star Zendaya to wear to a concert.

Tune in to Lifetime, Thursday night at 9:00.

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Recapalooza!


Our faithful recappers return for episode 4 of Under the Gunn - thank you!

Click here for Fashion Nexus.

Click here for Project Rubino.

Click here for Nick's Take.

Click here to read Brady Lange's thoughts on the episode.

Project Runway Season 12 Champion, Dom Streater Presents Spring Collection

Photo:  Christopher Fascenelli

Dom's collection, "Prima" features her signature graphic prints in pink, gray and brown.

The designs were inspired by ballerina, Anna Pavlova.

Click here for more from magical.

Click here for more from Philly.com.

Christian Siriano - Fall 2014


Christian Siriano was inspired by mid-century model and muse, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn.
Click here for more from the Fall 2014 runway show. 
Click here for a slide show from Fashionista.
Click here for more from Style.com.

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Under the Gunn Episode 4 Garments Auction


The "Unconventional Vampire" designs are being auctioned off to benefit "Tie the Knot."

Right now, Asha Daniels's outfit has the highest price.

Click here to see all of the items and to place your bid.


Tim Gunn and Mondo Guerra at Denver's "Good Exchange" Fashion Show

Photo:  Ken Hamblin

Tim Gunn joined Mondo Guerra in Denver for Goodwill's annual Good Exchange Fashion Show at the EXDO Event Center on February 6th.  

Click here for more information.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Poll - Episode 4 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: 1). Asha, 2). Blake, 3). Brady, 4). Isabelle, 5). Michelle, 6). Natalia, 
7). Nicholas, 8). Oscar, 9). Sam, 10). Shan, and 11). Stephanie
Photos courtesy of MyLifetime.com. Click to see a larger view.

You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Jen Rade, Janna Roberts Rassi, Trina Turk, and Zoey Deutch

Click here to tell us who you thought should have won the challenge.

Click here to tell us who you thought should have been out.

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Reactions to UTG Episode 4

A quirky challenge often ends with quirky results. What did you think of tonight's Under The Gunn? Post your reactions to Episode 4 here.

BPR Party: UTG Episode 4

It's a creepy and kooky edition of Under The Gunn tonight as our 11 remaining designers accompany their mentors into the dark land of fabric selection. Team BPR is here again to snark our way through this fright fest. Click on the comment tab to join the party!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 3

Our polls for Episode 3 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Blake Smith deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also disagreed with judges and thought that Stephanie should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 4 poll.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Tim Gunn on NPR's Fresh Air

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
He tells the listeners that "Life is a Collaboration." You can listen to it here.

Trina Turk and Zoey Deutch Guest Judge on "Under the Gunn" This Week




Vampires exude romance, allure, and a sometimes shocking rawness. It is no surprise that vampires and the upcoming movie “Vampire Academy” are the subject of inspiration for this season’s first unconventional materials challenge. 

With the challenge presented at night by “Vampire Academy” actress Sarah Hyland, the designers must try and find materials in the eerie fog and darkness. Blood capsules, bat wings, vampire fangs, and chains (literally!) – these are some of the materials the designers have to work with...talk about unconventional! Joining the panel this week are fashion designer, Trina Turk, and “Vampire Academy” actress, Zoey Deutch.

 Tune in this Thursday at 9pm EST on Lifetime.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Twenty-One Questions for Tim Gunn

Photo:  Getty


Tim answers 21 questions for The Fashion Spot.

A favorite:

The most memorable Project Runway contestant was… 

I have to say Austin Scarlett from season one because I thought he was such a poser and couldn't possibly have any substance, but then I worked with him and realized he was extraordinary.

Click here for the full story.

There is Still Time to Vote in our Poll!

Did you agree with the judges last week?


Click here to vote - thank you!

Episode 4, "Unconventional Vampire" Preview Video



Project Runway:  Under the Gunn, episode 4 guest judge is Sarah Hyland.

Trivia:  Sarah judged which previous episode of Project Runway?

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Recapalooza



Click here for Nick's Take on the "Red Carpet Showdown."

A highlight:

"Also, this gown was going to have a keyhole front opening AND he wanted to add a BIG BOW at the back--right on her bootie, as well as give her a TURBAN and long gloves. Not kidding. I suggested that it might be "too mucheey" and to keep it simple. He did and it looked gorgeous."

Gianni at Project Rubino notices EVERYTHING!

Click here for Fashion Nexus.

Thank you recappers!