Saturday, June 06, 2015

Happy 10th Anniversary BPR!

This is something of a momentous day for BPR. Ten years ago today, our dear friend and founder Laura Kluvo logged onto Blogger and created a itty bitty website devoted to a show hardly anyone had heard of but one that she was incredibly passionate about. It was partway between Seasons 1 and 2 at a time when there was very little information available about specific shows, let alone an obscure competition reality program on Bravo. 

Her first post was titled "I Miss Project Runway". She quickly struck a chord with a rabid fanbase as Project Runway soared in popularity through Season 2. She recruited Tbone and Scarlett to help out and less than 10 months after that simple opening post, we were meeting Tim Gunn. It's been a heck of a ride.

Congratulations Laura on a decade of blogging and Happy Anniversary BPR! 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

NV by Nick Verreos - Shop Live May 30th on Evine

Project Runway's own Nick Verreos presents his newest collection on the evine tv shopping network.  

From Nick:

Dear BPR,

Just wanted to let you know that I'm launching my "NV NICK VERREOS" line--exclusively to the TV Shopping Network, EVINE Live this Saturday May 30th.
I will be on at noon EST/3PM PST.
I'm so excited since this is my first venture into the TV shopping network industry and the first time I am selling separates--not just dresses, but tops, jackets, jumpsuits, pants, etc. And at very affordable prices (under $100.)

Click here to visit Nick's Website.

Click here to go to the evine site.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn at the 2015 Clio Awards

Heidi Klum was presented with the Honorary Clio Image Award for exceptional work in fashion and beauty advertising.

The event was held on May 5th at The Plaza Hotel.  

Click here for more information.

Heidi Klum Stars in New Commercial for

Who wants some "Heidi Whiteys?"

Malan Breton, "A Jouney to Taiwan" Wins Film Award

Project Runway Season 3 designer, (and BPR fave,) Malan Breton,  has written and directed a short film documenting the creation of his "A Journey to Taiwan" Collection.  

(Malan graciously invited us to the fashion show and the collection was gorgeous!)

The film premiered at the New York City International Film Festival and took the prize for "Best Short Documentary."

Will we see Malan at the Oscars?  Stay tuned!  

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

"Stars of Project Runway" At Austin Fashion Week

Photo: Anthony Ryan Auld's Twitter
Gunnar Deatherage, Michelle Lesniak, Amanda Valentine, Jeffrey Sebelia, Melissa Fleis, Anthony Ryan Auld, Daniel Esquivel, Korto Momolu and Samantha Plasencia all showed their latest designs last week in Austin.

Click here to see Gunnar's Collection.

Click here to see Michelle's Collection. 

Click here to see Amanda's Collection.

Click here to see Jeffrey's "La Miniatura" Collection.

Click here to see Melissa's Collection.

Click here to see Anthony Ryan's Collection.

Click here to see Daniel's Collection.

Click here to see Korto's Collection.

Click here to see Samantha's Collection. 

BPR's own Frank Hui attended Samantha's show and sends this report:

Photo: Elrick
 Closing night Saturday, Samantha Plascencia show a moderate size collection. About 12 pieces or so. She moved to Austin last year from San Antonio and she's been happy about the move so far. She was friendly, calm and and very organized in her prep. She had 5 other people on her team. She seemed very happy to be at this event. 
Her collection went for an industrial grudge feel and included a couple of looks for men. It was a generally dark palette with an occasional pop of red. The looks had a very relaxed feel, aimed at a younger demographic but there were subtle touches to elevate it. Some atypical soft fabrications and hand beading. Her runway added to the diversity of designers being featured. It was almost all austin locals (including Rick Gonyo) and a great mix of styles including street, sportswear, formal, men's suit porn and deconstructed/avant garde collections.
Click here for behind-the-scenes photos from Rick Gonyo.
Thank you to Frank and Rick!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Austin Scarlett 2016 Bridal Collection

Project Runway All-Star designer, Austin Scarlett, presented his 2016 Bridal Collection on Friday night.  BPR Field Reporter Jennifer Mara attended the event and sends us this report - Thanks Jen!

Friday night host Austin Scarlett facilitated a perfect spring evening cocktail party to celebrate his 2016 Collection. Austin Scarlett really does exceed our expectations every season and this year is no different. 

I was thankful for the cocktail party and time I had to converse with Mr. Scarlett. We got to talking about one dress and it's fabric and how it's imported from Italy and hand carved silk and how they only had time to make 5 yards but Austin found a way to make 25 happen -these are the stories I love to hear from Austin as he doesn't even realize he's exuding such role-model qualities. He is hard-working, talented, unafraid and brilliant. 

 He is a gem in the fashion universe. Most interestingly, were the snatches of conversation I overheard about Scarlett- EVERYONE adores Austin Scarlett and I finally figured out why! ...Scarlett allows us to be a part of his journey. Thanks Austin! We look forward to seeing your collection in stores!!! 

2016 Brides get ready!!! 

Click here for more photos.

Austin and Jennifer flanked by two beautiful models.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Project Runway Junior - Now Casting!

Bradon McDonald Designs Dancewear Collection for Capezio

Project Runway Season 12 finalist, Bradon McDonald, introduces his newest collection.

Click here to shop.

Monday, March 30, 2015