Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Project Runway Season 14 Now Casting!

Attention designers - application deadline is March 16th.

Click here for more information.

Good luck!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sonjia WIlliams Recreates Oscar Gown on The Today Show

Project Runway All-Star designer, Sonjia Williams, creates gown in five hours!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

BPR Party: PRAS4 Reunion Open Thread

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.

Leanne Marshall, Fall 2015

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

And 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.

The 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. 
Her 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 dresses).

My 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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Results In - You Were the Judge for All Stars 4 Finale

Our poll for Project Runway All Stars Season 4 finale is closed. You agreed with judges and 49% felt that Dmitry Sholokov deserved the win. Click here to see all of the results.

Thank you for participating in our All Stars polls. Please continue to visit BPR for All Project Runway - All the Time. The polls will return with a new look when Season 14(!) of Project Runway returns in the summer.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Malan Breton - Fall 2015 Collection, "Stars"

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 the week. 

All Photos - Jennifer Mara
Malan always 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!  

Sunday, February 15, 2015


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!

Friday, February 13, 2015

BPR Interview with Project Runway All-Stars Champion, Dmitry Sholokhov

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!

Poll - Finale Project Runway All Stars Season 4 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: top row - Dmitry; middle row - Helen; bottom row - Sonjia.
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You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Alyssa Milano, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi, Mira Sorvino, and Zac Posen.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Reactions to the PRAS4 Finale

We have a winner! Project Runway crowned a new All Stars champion tonight in dramatic fashion. What did you think of the finale and results? Post your reactions to the PRAS4 finale here.

BPR Party: PRAS4 Finale

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.

Viktor Luna for F/W 2015: The Apocalypse

Shannon and Viktor
Viktor 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.

And Viktor's "Apocalyptic Woman" in this case dresses with strength, very tough, armor-like. 
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 show!

It was also nice that several PR alums made their way to Viktor's show to show support --
  • Sean Kelly
  • Alexander Knox
  • Benjamin Mach
  • Helen Castillo
  • Christopher Palu
  • Jesus Estrada

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 12

Our polls for Episode 12 are closed. You agreed with the judges and felt that Dmitry Sholokhov deserved the win this week. Click here to see the results. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Helen should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our finale  polls. 

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

BPR Interview with Sonjia Williams

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. 

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Sonjia's website.

Thank you Sonjia!

BPR Interview with Dmitry Sholokhov

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. 

Click here for the full interview.

Click here to visit Dmitry's website.

Thank you!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

BPR Interview with Helen Castillo

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!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Alexandria von Bromssen Presents LoveSick Fashion Show Feb 14 in SF

 "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!

Friday, February 06, 2015

Poll - Episode 12 - Your Turn to be the Judge

Photos: (l-r) Dmitry, Helen, Michelle, and Sonjia
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You've seen the designs on the runway and now it's your turn to be the judges. This week you are Alyssa Milano, Georgina Chapman, Isaac Mizrahi, and Sophia Amoruso.

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 05, 2015

Reactions To Episode 12

There was drama on the runway tonight as the Season 4 finalists were determined in a last minute showdown. What did you think of the results? Post your reactions to PRAS Episode 12 here.

BPR Party: PRAS Episode 12

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!

Results In - You Were the Judge Episode 11

Our polls for Episode 11 are closed. You disagreed with the judges and felt that Sonjia deserved the win. Click here to see the results. You also clashed with the judges and felt that Michelle should have been out. Click here to see the results.

Check back with us tomorrow for our Episode 12 poll.

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Sunday, February 01, 2015

Episode 12, "Some Like it Hot Dog" Preview Photo

Red-carpet gowns are fashioned as inspired by the beauty of Marilyn Monroe. Also: A Hollywood legend visits the workroom.