Hello? Is anybody out there? Because we have certain pathological issues, we are about to spend an hour of our time in a very dubious manner. PRAS 4 isn't quite ready to leave us yet, gathering all 14 designers back together (Patricia Michaels was on this show?) for one last coffee klatch. If you truly have nothing better to do, than by all means join us as we bid farewell to the All Star designers (except for Kate Pankoke whom we are certain will be back again for S14) and hopefully get some entertaining dirt along the way. You've made it this far, why not finish off the misery! Click the comment tab and say hello and stuff.
Project Runway Season 5 champion, Leanne Marshall, presented her Fall 2015 collection at Lincoln Center last night and BPR Field Reporter, Shannon Moody sends us this report. Thank you Shannon!
All Photos: Shannon Marie Moody
Leanne Marshall Debuts at Lincoln Center with SHEER Beauty
yes, the emphasis on SHEER is fully intentional. Many looks in this
42-piece collection incorporated such delicate sheer effects, from the
bodice to really all over! Leanne's work is always feminine and
ethereal, but it was great seeing her transition her signature aesthetic
to full on red carpet glam and even some sexier pieces. She actually
presented twice during NYFW, a RTW presentation at the Affinia Hotel,
and then with more upscale looks for her first time presenting at
Lincoln Center, The Pavilion. And WOW, what a show, very stunning,
eye-catching, out of this world gowns, dresses, and even some separates.
vibe for this collection was very light and airy, lovely pieces with a
gorgeous fit and flowing trains. The color palette ranged from
traditional staple colors, such as black and white, to more vibrant pops
of color, such as crimson red and burnt orange. Leanne also created
some magnificent prints with dye treatments, all thanks to Rit Dyes.
various looks were segmented into separate categories -- Le Voyage
(black & forest green staple, signature Leanne pieces), La Chasse de
L'amour (many of the Rit hand-painted looks), La Obsession (all about
the regal ruby red looks), & La Demence (lots of luxurious navy blue
first fashion show ever in NYC was for Leanne Marshall, and I've seen
her present many times since then. But I am immensely proud of her
continued breathtaking work and for all of her success. I am very happy
she was able to present at Lincoln Center and that for her debut
showing, I was able to witness it firsthand. These looks were certainly
memorable for such a momentous occasion. I am positive we will see some
of them very soon on red carpets and the like!
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Malan Breton presented his Fall, 2015 collection, "Stars" this morning at Lincoln Center. Breton showcased 53 looks. BPR Field Reporter, Jennifer Mara sends us this report. Thanks Jen!
Shoe designer Caterina Belluardo, Malan Breton and Jennifer Mara
Malan Breton truly woke up my spirit, among many others, this morning,
with an early 9 am show held in The Pavilion at Lincoln Center. The
Malan Breton Showcase of his Fall/Winter 2015 Men's and Women's
Collection was the most elevated and exquisitely put together show of
All Photos - Jennifer Mara
Malanalways delivers, his craftsmanship is flawless and
every garment is stitched to perfection. From head to toe, each
model looked consciously well thought out and put together. Malan's
decisions in style are incredibly innovative, including intelligent
twists on traditional styles for women AND men. He's all about breaking
the rules just a little bit, showcasing oversized necklaces using
leather, a full on three piece cashmere suit, ranging from fantasy to
reality. Plus, Sir. Malan Breton knows how to put on a show!
Click here to continue and to see tons of Jen's photos!
The recapping crew checks in for the finale: Gianni has two big gripes... Sam loves Sonjia's jumpsuit... Mondo wraps it up... Seth Aaron appreciates the happy hands club... And Toyouke is ready for a break.
Also: Don't miss Second City Style! We have a reunion next week and then a big break until S14 this summer. Thank you recappers!
Season Four All-Stars Champion, Dmitry Sholokhov, talks to BPR about the finale and his his plans for the future. A highlight: BPR: Did you see the marijuana leaf in your fall design? DS: Not at all! I did not see it until Zanna pointed it out. I saw it as sort of a flower. BPR: Do you see it now? DS: Yes, but if you look at the actual leaf, it is different. BPR: Now that you are a two-time winner - have you designed anything for Alyssa, Heidi, or Nina to wear? DS: I designed a dress for Alyssa and she will be wearing it at the Reunion. Click here for the full interview. Thank you Dmitry!
It's All Star finale time and our last new episode of Project Runway at least until the summer. The BPR party crew is here to cheer and jeer and you are invited to join us. Click on the comment tab to join the fun.
Luna presented his F/W 2015 collection on February 11, 2015 at the
Intercontinental Hotel Times Square, Gotham Ballroom, BPR Field Reporter, Shannon Marie Moody was there and sends us this report - thank you Shannon!
His overall concept
for the collection was "The Apocalypse", think Guerrilla Warfare. Or in
Viktor's case, "Gorilla Warfare", as several of his pieces incorporated
the face of a gorilla! The underlying inspiration for his 12-piece
collection was envisioning how women would dress for the end of the
world, facing an apocalypse. He said his collection also was
representative of the 4 major elements -- earth, water, fire, and air.
Viktor's "Apocalyptic Woman" in this case dresses with strength, very
Viktor presented a great deal of detailed and
structured outerwear. Many pieces encompassed several gold button and
zipper detailings. The color palette for his apocalyptic vision was dark
-- blacks, charred browns, deep burgundies, and navy blues. What a
It was also nice that several PR alums made their way to Viktor's show to show support --
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Project Runway All-Star Finalist, Sonjia Williams talks about her experience on the show. A highlight: BPR: When you walked on to the set and saw the other designers, who did you believe would be your biggest competition?
SW: I automatically went to Fabio and Dmitry. They are from my season, I know them and I know what they are capable of. I mean of course the other designers are equally as talented, but I am more familiar with the work of Fabio and Dmitry.
BPR: Which was your favorite challenge?
SW: London. Definitely. I love outerwear, so I really enjoyed that challenge.
Project Runway All-Star finalist, Dmitry Sholokhov, talks about his experience on the show. A highlight: BPR: What can we look forward to in the finale? DS: Oh the finale will be amazingly interesting and insanely crazy because we only had four days to create an eight-piece collection and the collection had to incorporate the four seasons. Basically we had five hours per piece.
BPR: What are you working on now?
DS: Well, I started teaching at Parsons. I graduated from Parsons and now I am teaching seniors. I have 16 students so I am working with 16 collections.
Project Runway All-Star Finalist, Helen Castillo, talks to BPR about her experience on the show. A highlight: BPR: How is the all-star experience different from the regular season for you? HC: Honestly, it wasn't really any different. I was lucky to go into the seasons practically back to back and I didn't have time to examine what happened or to prepare for like, "what will I do if we have this kind of challenge or that kind of challenge?" I just knew that I didn't want to come across as a mean girl! Click here for the entire interview. Click here to visit Helen's website. Thank you Helen!
"LoveSick" also features Season 13 designer, Emily Payne!
Love goes away, but the sickness lingers. We'll always be Lovesick.
Valentine's Day draws near, and the burden of expectation weighs heavy on our brows. The "correct" V-day ritual has been ingrained into our minds, accepted as the status quo. In order to "prove" our love, we must follow the checklist: flowers, chocolate, etc. Intimacy, commodified.
We all recognize this cliche for the lie that it is, but we've also internalized it- and if we don't obey, there are consequences. Nobody wants to be the sitting at home, alone.
But do not despair. You don't have to accept this fate. Lovesick is back- and we've got the cure.
We have inherited the future- and now we get to decide which traditions to keep, or throw away and replace with our own. We don't need Valentine's Day. Let's all get Lovesick instead.
Join us at 7 pm in the Empire Room in San Francisco for a celebration of Love & Fashion. A Trunk Show and Kissing/Photo Booth will take place at the top of the evening, followed by the Runway Fashion Show main event. Designers Alexandria Von Bromssen, Emily Payne, Miranda Caroligne, and more will be showcasing new collections. Music by ROOZ, ALESSANDRO, Meikee Magnetic with ChrisCheezy, and Irene Hernandez-Feiks. The Empire Room will be serving handmade crafted cocktails from their Mixology bar all night.
The recappers head for the dog pound: Sam is simply rad, that is all... Gianni is not stuck in 2012... Shannon is in be-twizzle... Anthony Ryan doesn't do dogs... Seth Aaron says this isn't like the real world... Second City Style wants that baby to come out... And Toyuke lets the dogs out. Thank you recappers - next week is the finale!
It's crunch time for the final four All Star designers tonight as they face one last challenge to determine who makes it to next week's finale. And if you are wondering what those doggie bags have to do with the challenge, well, so are we. Join the BPR party crew as we watch the penultimate episode together. Click on the comment tab and come on in!
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