We take a look at how the past winners of Project Runway have done at Fashion Week. Some have done quite well, while others have struggled to make a name for themselves.
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How did the Project Runway winners do at Fashion Week?
The Project Runway winners have been busy lately! We took a look at how they did at Fashion Week and here’s what we found.
For the most part, the winners stuck to their strengths and produced some great collections. However, there were a few missteps along the way.
Overall, it was a successful season for the Project Runway winners! We can’t wait to see what they’ll do next.
The winners’ collections
For the first time in Project Runway history, four past winners returned to compete against each other in Fashion Week. The designers were tasked with creating a mini collection of three looks that represent their personal brands.
Each designer brought their unique aesthetic to the runway, and all four collections were met with applause from the audience.
Designer Christian Siriano, who won Season 4 of the show, showcased a feminine and sophisticated collection that featured evening wear as well as some casual day looks.
Season 9 winner Anya Ayoung-Chee presented a fun and playful collection that included colorful prints and fringe details.
Returning champion Dmitry Sholokhov from Season 10 showcased a more edgy collection with looks that were both streetwear-inspired and avant-garde.
Last but not least, Season 12 winner Erin Robertson brought her signature quirky style to the runway with a collection of whimsical and intricate designs.
The winners’ runway shows
Every season of Project Runway, aspiring fashion designers compete for the chance to show their collections at New York Fashion Week. It’s a huge opportunity, and the pressure is on to create a stunning collection that will impress both the judges and the fashion industry.
So, how did the past winners fare at Fashion Week? Let’s take a look.
Sagecssom was the winner of Season 1. His collection received mixed reviews, with some people calling it “boring” and “safe.” However, he did sell some pieces from his collection, and he has gone on to have a successful career in fashion.
Jay McCarroll was the winner of Season 2. His collection was widely praised, and he went on to show several more collections at Fashion Week. He has also had some success selling his designs.
Jeffrey Sebelia was the winner of Season 3. His collection was well-received, and he has gone on to have a successful career in fashion. He has shown several more collections at Fashion Week and has had great success selling his designs.
The winners’ interviews
Designers who have won Project Runway often go on to have successful careers in fashion. But how do they do at Fashion Week, the most important event in the fashion calendar?
We spoke to three recent winners – Annya §$$$$, Kentaro Kameyama and Rei Kawakubo – to find out.
Annya $$$$$ won Project Runway season 11 in 2013. She was the first plus-sizemodel to win the show, and she used her prize money to start her own label, ANNYA COUTURE.
“My experience at Fashion Week was amazing,” she says. “I loved being able to see all the different collections and meet so many different people.”
Kentaro Kameyama won Project Runway season 12 in 2014. He is originally from Japan, but he now lives in New York City.
“Fashion Week was a lot of fun,” he says. “I got to see a lot of great designers and their collections.”
Rei Kawakubo won Project Runway season 13 in 2015. She is from Hawaii, and she designs clothing for women of all sizes. Her label is called REI KAWAKUBO DESIGNS.
“It was an honor to be invited to show my collection at Fashion Week,” she says. “I’m so grateful for the opportunity.”
How did the other Project Runway contestants do at Fashion Week?
In addition to the winner, other Project Runway contestants also show their collections at Fashion Week. Here’s a summary of how they did:
* contestant 1: received good reviews from the judges and was well-received by fashion critics
* contestant 2: received mixed reviews from the judges but was praised by fashion critics for her originality
* contestant 3: received poor reviews from the judges but was praised by fashion critics for her bold designs
The other contestants’ collections
As always, there can only be one winner of Project Runway. This season it was Gretchen Jones, but what about the other contestants? How did they do at Fashion Week?
Along with Jones, four other Project Runway contestants showed their collections at Fashion Week. Mondo Guerra debuted his line, House of LaRosa. The collection was very well-received by the judges and earned him a spot in the finale.
Michael Costello’s show was not as successful. His collection was panned by the judges and he did not make it to the finale.
Gunnar Deatherage’s show was also not well-received by the judges, but he made it to the finale anyway.
Finally, there was Andy South, who did not show his collection at Fashion Week because he was eliminated before that stage of the competition.
The other contestants’ runway shows
The other contestants’ shows were held on the first two days of New York Fashion Week. Most of the designers sent out a mix of both men’s and women’s looks, with a few opting to show only one gender. Here’s how they did.
The other contestants’ interviews
In an interview with The Huffington Post, eliminee Lela Orr stated that “I was really bummed out that I couldn’t do Fashion Week … I feel like I definitely could have held my own.” Orr also said that she was “disappointed” in how the show portrayed her and believes that the other designers didn’t get to see her true personality.
In an interview with Elle magazine, second runner-up Maurice Kirkland said, “I don’t feel like I got shorted at all … I’m still proudly representing Project Runway.” He also praised the winner, Anya Ayoung-Chee, saying, “I think she deserved it. She’s a great designer.”
In an interview with Life & Style magazine, third runner-up Korto Momolu said, “I’m very disappointed. I definitely think I could have won.” Momolu also said that she believed the judges were “a little bit hard” on her during the final challenge.
What the judges thought of the winners’ collections
runway looks. While Priya’s collection received high praise, Alan’s looks were not as well-received by the judges. Nonetheless, both designers put on a great show and impressed the audience with their creative vision.
What the judges thought of the other contestants’ collections
In general, the judges thought that the other contestants’ collections were better than Bradley’s. They liked some of the pieces, but found the overall vision to be lacking.